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AFMTODIT(1)			     General Commands Manual			      AFMTODIT(1)

NAME
       afmtodit - create font files for use with groff -Tps

SYNOPSIS
       afmtodit [ -nsv ] [ -ddesc_file ] [ -eenc_file ] [ -in ] [ -an ] afm_file map_file font

DESCRIPTION
       afmtodit  creates  a font file for use with groff and grops.  afmtodit is written in perl;
       you must have perl version 3 or newer installed in order to run afmtodit.  afm_file is the
       AFM (Adobe Font Metric) file for the font.  map_file is a file that says which groff char-
       acter names map onto each PostScript character name; this file should contain  a  sequence
       of lines of the form

	      ps_char groff_char

       where  ps_char is the PostScript name of the character and groff_char is the groff name of
       the character (as used in the groff font file).	The same ps_char can occur multiple times
       in  the	file;  each  groff_char must occur at most once.  Lines starting with # and blank
       lines are ignored.  font is the groff name of the font.	If a PostScript character  is  in
       the  encoding  to be used for the font but is not mentioned in map_file then afmtodit will
       put it in the groff font file as an unnamed character, which can be  accessed  by  the  \N
       escape sequence in troff.  The groff font file will be output to a file called font.

       If  there  is  a  downloadable  font  file  for	the  font,  it	may be listed in the file
       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/download; see grops(1).

       If the -i option is used, afmtodit will automatically generate  an  italic  correction,	a
       left  italic correction and a subscript correction for each character (the significance of
       these parameters is explained in groff_font(5)); these parameters  may  be  specified  for
       individual characters by adding to the afm_file lines of the form:

	      italicCorrection ps_char n
	      leftItalicCorrection ps_char n
	      subscriptCorrection ps_char n

       where  ps_char  is the PostScript name of the character, and n is the desired value of the
       corresponding parameter in thousandths of an em.  These	parameters  are  normally  needed
       only for italic (or oblique) fonts.

OPTIONS
       -v     Print version.

       -n     Don't  output  a	ligatures  command  for  this font.  Use this with constant-width
	      fonts.

       -s     The font is special.  The effect of this option is to add the  special  command  to
	      the font file.

       -ddesc_file
	      The device description file is desc_file rather than the default DESC.

       -eenc_file
	      The  PostScript font should be reencoded to use the encoding described in enc_file.
	      The format of enc_file is described in grops(1).

       -an    Use n as the slant parameter in the font file; this is used by groff in  the  posi-
	      tioning of accents.  By default afmtodit uses the negative of the ItalicAngle spec-
	      ified in the afm file; with true italic fonts it is sometimes desirable  to  use	a
	      slant that is less than this.  If you find that characters from an italic font have
	      accents placed too far to the right over them, then use the -a option to	give  the
	      font a smaller slant.

       -in    Generate an italic correction for each character so that the character's width plus
	      the character's italic correction is equal to n  thousandths  of	an  em	plus  the
	      amount  by  which the right edge of the character's bounding is to the right of the
	      character's origin.  If this would result in a negative italic  correction,  use	a
	      zero italic correction instead.

	      Also  generate  a  subscript  correction equal to the product of the tangent of the
	      slant of the font and four fifths of the x-height  of  the  font.   If  this  would
	      result  in  a  subscript	correction greater than the italic correction, use a sub-
	      script correction equal to the italic correction instead.

	      Also generate a left italic correction for each character equal to n thousandths of
	      an  em plus the amount by which the left edge of the character's bounding box is to
	      the left of the character's origin.  The left italic correction may be negative.

	      This option is normally needed only with italic (or oblique) fonts.  The font files
	      distributed with groff were created using an option of -i50 for italic fonts.

FILES
       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/DESC	    Device description file.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/F	    Font description file for font F.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/download  List of downloadable fonts.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/text.enc  Encoding used for text fonts.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/generate/textmap
						    Standard mapping.

SEE ALSO
       groff(1), grops(1), groff_font(5), perl(1)

Groff Version 1.18.1			  01 March 2002 			      AFMTODIT(1)


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