vftovp - convert virtual font (vf) files to virtual property lists (vpl)
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
vftovp [ -charcode-format =format ] [
-verbose ] vf_name[.vf] tfm_name[.tfm] [ vpl_name[.vpl] ]
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" .
vftovp program translates a (program-oriented) virtual font file and its accompanying \*(TX font metric file to a (human-oriented) property list file. Thus, the virtual font can be edited, and its exact contents can be displayed mnemonically. It also serves as a VF-file validating program; if no error messages are given, the input files are correct.
The filenames are extended with the appropriate extension if necessary.
4. OPTIONS ▲
The argument format to
-charcode-format specifies how character codes are output in the VPL 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 font's coding scheme starts with
TeX math sy or
R when all are output in octal.) If format is
R ascii , all character codes that correspond to graphic characters, besides the left and right parentheses, are output in ASCII. On the other hand, if format is
R octal , all character codes are output in octal.
vftovp operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on stdout .
5. ENVIRONMENT ▲
vftovp looks for vf_name using the environment variable VFFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the variable TEXFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the system default.
R tex (1) for the details of the searching.
6. SEE ALSO ▲
R pltotf (1),
R tftopl (1),
R vptovf (1).
7. AUTHORS ▲
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David Fuchs, starting with the code for
R tftopl (1). Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with
R web2c .