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


pltotf [ -verbose ] pl_file_name tfm_file_name


This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

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


Without the -verbose option, pltotf operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on stdout.

See Also

tftopl(1) .
Donald E. Knuth, Xware.
Donald E. Knuth, The book, (Volume C of Computers and Typesetting), Addison-Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.


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

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