1. NAME

pltotf - convert property list files to TeX font metric (tfm) format

2. SYNOPSIS

pltotf [

-verbose ] pl_file_name tfm_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

pltotf program translates a (human-oriented) \*(WB property list file to a (program-oriented) \*(TX font metric file. Thus, after editing the property list file, a TFM file can be generated for use with, for example,

R tex (1).

Both the pl_file_name and the tfm_file_name must be complete; no adding of default extensions or path searching is done.

4. OPTIONS

Without the

-verbose option,

pltotf operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on stdout .

5. SEE ALSO

R tftopl (1).
Donald E. Knuth, "\*(OXware" .
Donald E. Knuth, "The \*(MFbook" , (Volume C of "Computers and Typesetting" ), Addison-Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.

6. AUTHORS

Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the \*(OXware technical report, available from the \*(TX Users Group. Howard Trickey, Pavel Curtis, and Richard Furuta originally ported it to Unix.