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Manual Reference Pages  -  TYPE1INST (1)

NAME

type1inst - Type 1 PostScript font installation utility for the X Window System and Ghostscript

CONTENTS

Version
Synopsis
Description
Adobe Dps Users Note
Usage
Options
Notes
See Also
Author
Copyright
Trademarks

VERSION

0.6.1 (February 11 1998)

SYNOPSIS

type1inst [-nox] [-nogs] [-samples] [-nolog] [-q] [-quiet] [-silent] [-version] [-v]

DESCRIPTION

type1inst is a utility which scans Type 1 PostScript font files and generates automatically the fonts.scale file which the X Window System uses to pick up fonts in the current directory and/or the Fontmap file which Ghostscript uses to map file names to font names. It can also generate simple font sample sheets which show what your fonts look like.

type1inst is a Perl script so you will need to have that installed on your system. The pfbtops utility (which comes as part of GNU groff) is also required.

ADOBE DPS USERS NOTE

If you are using a commercial Unix system which has a Display PostScript-capable X server (for example Sun Solaris 2.3 or later) then you should not use type1inst for generating a fonts.scale file (indeed, such systems do not even use fonts.scale). The makepsres utility which came with your system does what you want. You can, however, still use this program with Ghostscript if you wish.

USAGE

Change directory to the directory where the fonts you wish to have processed are located. Invoking type1inst will then generate a fonts.scale and a Fontmap. The program also has a number of options as detailed below.

OPTIONS

-nox Supresses generation/update of the file fonts.scale which lists the fonts in the current directory for the benefit of the X Window System. This file is generated or updated by default.
-nogs Supresses generation/update of the file Fontmap which lists the fonts in the current directory for the benefit of Ghostscript. This file is generated or updated by default.
-samples Creates PostScript files showing the fonts in the current directory. One file is created for each font in the subdirectory samples as well as one or more files showing the fonts together.
-nolog Supresses the generation of a log file detailing what happened during the last run of type1inst. This file is generated by default.
-quiet Stops type1inst from printing messages on stdout. Messages will be written to the log file, unless -nolog is also specified, in which case the program does its work but does not record anywhere what happened.
-q Same as -quiet.
-silent This has the same effect as -quiet.
-version Print version information and exit.
-v Same as -version.

NOTES

More detailed information is available in the README file which is part of the type1inst distribution.

SEE ALSO

X(1), gs(1), pfbtops(1), makepsres(1), perl(1)

AUTHOR

James Macnicol <james.macnicol@mailexcite.com>

COPYRIGHT

type1inst is Copyright (C) 1996-1998 James Macnicol.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTIBILITY for FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

TRADEMARKS

PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
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