1. NAME

gftype - translate a generic font file for humans to read

2. SYNOPSIS

gftype [

-i ] [

-m ] gf_file_name [ output_file_name ]

3. DESCRIPTION

This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of \*(TX can be found in the info file or manual "Web2C: A TeX implementation" .

The

gftype program translates a gf (generic font) file output by, for example,

R mf (1), to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a gf file-validating program (i.e., if

gftype can read it, it's correct) and as an example of a gf -reading program for other software that wants to read gf files.

The gf_file_name on the command line must be complete. Because the resolution is part of the extension, it would not make sense to append a default extension as is done with \*(TX or DVI-reading software. If no output_file_name is specified, the output goes to stdout .

4. OPTIONS

The output file includes bitmap images of the characters, if

-i is given on the command line, and a symbolic listing of the gf commands, if

-m is specified.

5. ENVIRONMENT

gftype looks for gf_file_name using the environment variable GFFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the variable TEXFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the system default.

6. SEE ALSO

R dvitype (1),

R pktype (1).
Donald E. Knuth et al., \*(MFware .

7. AUTHORS

David Fuchs and Don Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the \*(MFware technical report, available from the \*(TX Users Group. Paul Richards originally ported it to Unix.