1. NAME

vptovf - convert virtual property lists to virtual font metrics

2. SYNOPSIS

vptovf [

-verbose ] vpl_name[.vpl] vfm_name[.vf] tfm_name[.tfm]

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

vptovf program translates a (human-oriented) property list file to a pair of (program-oriented) files in the VF (virtual font) and TFM (\*(TX font metric) formats. Thus, a virtual font file can be edited and its exact contents can be displayed mnemonically. New virtual fonts, which map characters as seen by \*(TX into an arbitrary sequence of low-level typesetting operations, can also be created in this way.

All three filenames, vpl_name, vf_name, and tfm_name, are extended with the appropriate suffix, if they lack one.

4. OPTIONS

Without the

-verbose option,

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

5. SEE ALSO

R pltotf (1),

R tftopl (1),

R vftovp (1).

6. AUTHORS

Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David Fuchs, starting with the code for

R pltotf (1). Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with

R web2c .