vptovf - convert virtual property lists to virtual font metrics
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
-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" .
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 ▲
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 .