This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete
documentation for this version of T\h-0.1667m\v0.20vE\v-0.20v\h-0.125mX can be found in the info file
Web2C: A TeX implementation.
pktype program translates a packed font file
(pk) (output by, for example,
to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a
pk file-validating program (i.e., if
pktype can read it, its correct) and as an example of a
pk-reading program for other software that wants to read
pk_file on the command line may omit the suffix pk.
The plain text translation is always written to standard output.
The output file gives a compact encoding of the packed encoding, using
conventions described in the source code. Run lengths of black pixels
alternate with parenthesized run lengths of white pixels, and brackets
are used to indicate when a row should be repeated.