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CentOS 7.0 - man page for tftopl (centos section 1)

TFTOPL(1)										TFTOPL(1)

NAME
       tftopl - convert TeX font metric (tfm) files to property lists

SYNOPSIS
       tftopl [OPTIONS] tfm_name[.tfm] [pl_name[.pl]]

DESCRIPTION
       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 tftopl program translates a (program-oriented) font metric file to a  (human-oriented)
       property  list  file.   Thus,  you  can	edit  the  contents of the TFM files, if the font
       designer has not done his or her job properly, or if you're encountering strange difficul-
       ties,  or  if you're just curious.  It also serves as a TFM-file validating program, i.e.,
       if no error messages are given, the input file is correct.

       The pl_name is extended with .pl if it lacks a suffix.  If pl_name is not given,  standard
       output is used. Likewise, tfm_name is extended with .tfm if it lacks a suffix.  Also, path
       searching is done for the TFM file using the environment variable TEXFONTS.   If  that  is
       not set, tftopl uses the system default.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

OPTIONS
       -charcode-format=format
	      The  argument  format  specifies how character codes are output in the PL file.  By
	      default, only letters and digits are output using the  C	integer  code  (i.e.,  in
	      ASCII);  the  others  are output in octal.  (Unless the font's coding scheme starts
	      with TeX math sy or TeX math ex, in which case all character codes  are  output  in
	      octal.)  If format is ascii, all character codes that correspond to graphic charac-
	      ters, besides the left and right parentheses, are output	in  ASCII.   Finally,  if
	      format is octal, all character codes are output in octal.

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

SEE ALSO
       pltotf(1),
       Donald E. Knuth, TeX for nroffware.
       Donald E. Knuth, The Metafontbook (Volume C of Computers and Typesetting), Addison-Wesley,
       1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.

AUTHORS
       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 and Pavel Curtis  origi-
       nally ported it to Unix.

Web2C 2012				 17 December 1994				TFTOPL(1)


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