Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 19 December 1994Index
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vftovp - convert virtual font (vf) files to virtual property lists (vpl)
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete
documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file
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program translates a (program-oriented) virtual font file and its
accompanying TeX 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.
specifies how character codes are output in the VPL file. By
default, only letters and digits are output using the
integer code (i.e., in ASCII); the others are output in octal. (Unless
the font's coding scheme starts with
TeX math sy
TeX math ex,
when all are output in octal.) If
all character codes that correspond to graphic characters, besides the
left and right parentheses, are output in ASCII. On the other hand, if
all character codes are output in octal.
Without this option,
operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on
environment variable VFFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the variable
TEXFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the system default.
for the details of the searching.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David Fuchs,
starting with the code for
Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with
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