pltotf - convert property list files to TeX font metric (tfm) format
pltotf [-verbose] pl_file_name[.pl] [tfm_file_name[.tfm]]
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this ver-
sion of TeX 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-ori-
ented) TeX font metric file. Thus, after editing the property list file, a TFM file can be
generated for use with, for example, tex(1).
The pl_file_name is extended with .pl if it lacks a suffix. No path searching is done.
If no tfm_file_name is given, the basename of pl_file_name with suffix .tfm is used; oth-
erwise tfm_file_name is extended with .tfm if it lacks a suffix.
Without the -verbose option, pltotf operates silently. With it, a banner and progress
report are printed on stdout.
Donald E. Knuth, TeX for nroffware.
Donald E. Knuth, The Metafontbook, (Volume C of Computers and Typesetting), Addison-Wes-
ley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the TeX for nroffware tech-
nical report, available from the TeX Users Group. Howard Trickey, Pavel Curtis, and
Richard Furuta originally ported it to Unix.
Web2C 2012 27 December 1992 PLTOTF(1)