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vptovf - convert virtual property lists to virtual font metrics


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


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 vptovf program translates a (human-oriented) property list file to a pair of (program-oriented) files in the VF (virtual font) and TFM ( 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 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.


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

See Also

pltotf(1) , tftopl(1) , vftovp(1) .


Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David Fuchs, starting with the code for pltotf(1) . Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with web2c.

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