1. NAME ▲
ovf2ovp - convert a virtual font file and its associated font metric file into property-list format
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
ovf2ovp [ OPTION... ] OVFNAME[.ovf] [ [ OFMNAME[.ofm] ] [ OVPFILE[.ovp] ] ]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
ovf2ovp translates a virtual font (OVF) file, OVFNAME, and its companion font metric (OFM) file, OFMNAME, into a human-readable property-list format. The program writes to standard output (by default) or to a file specified as OVPNAME.
The program also works with TeX VF and TFM files, producing TeX VP files. (ovf2ovp is based on the WEB source code for vftovp(1).)
4. OPTIONS ▲
-charcode-format=TYPE output character codes according to TYPE, which can be either `hex' or `ascii'. Default is `hex'. ascii specifes all ASCII letters and digits; hex gets you everything else.
-help display a brief summary of syntax and options
-verbose display progress reports
-version output version information and exit
5. FILES ▲
OVPFILE Omega Virtual Property List file
OFMNAME Omega Font Metric file
OVFNAME Omega Virtual Font file
6. BUGS ▲
None known, but report any found to <> (mailing list). You should also check to see if the bug is also in vftovp(1).
7. SEE ALSO ▲
Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).
Web page: <http://www.gutenberg.eu.org/omega/>
8. AUTHOR ▲
According to the WEB documentation:
VFtoVP is an extended version of the program TFtoPL, which is part of the standard tex()ware library. The idea of a virtual font was inspired by the work of David R. Fuchs who designed a similar set of conventions in 1984 while developing a device driver for ArborText, Inc. He wrote a somewhat similar program called AMFtoXPL.
The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice <> and Yannis Haralambous <>.
This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used by other distributions without contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).