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tftopl - convert TeX font metric (tfm) files to property lists
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tftopl program translates a (program-oriented) font metric file to a
(human-oriented) property list file. Thus, you can edit the contents of
the TFM files, if the font designer has not done his or her job
properly, or if youre encountering strange difficulties, or if youre
just curious. It also serves as a TFM-file validating program, i.e., if
no error messages are given, the input file is correct.
pl_name is extended with
.pl if it lacks a suffix.
pl_name is not given, standard output is used. Likewise,
tfm_name is extended with
.tfm if it lacks a suffix. Also, path searching is done for the TFM file
using the environment variable TEXFONTS. If that is not set,
tftopl uses the system default.
for the details of the searching.
format specifies how character codes are output in the PL file. By
default, only letters and digits are output using the
C integer code (i.e., in ASCII); the others are output in octal. (Unless
the fonts coding scheme starts with
TeX math sy or
TeX math ex, in which case all character codes are output in octal.) If
ascii, all character codes that correspond to graphic characters, besides the
left and right parentheses, are output in ASCII. Finally, if
octal, all character codes are output in octal.
Without this option,
tftopl operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on
Donald E. Knuth,
TeX for nroffware.
Donald E. Knuth,
The METAFONTbook (Volume C of
Computers and Typesetting), Addison-Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as
part of the
TeX for nroffware technical report, available from the T\h-0.1667m\v0.20vE\v-0.20v\h-0.125mX Users Group.
Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally ported it to Unix.
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