[NTG-context] Going crazy with font conversion (macron)!
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Thu Mar 24 15:16:22 CET 2005
Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
> > BTW:
> > Is there also a command to translate TFM (and VF) files to AFM or
> > another human readable format and back again?
> There exist the Knuthian programs tftopl (for tfm only) and
> vftovp (for virtual fonts) that convert to 'property list'
> format. The format is an ASCCI representation, but Whether or
> not you think this is human readable depends on what kind of
> human you are ;-)
> Anyway, the commands should be part of your installation already.
The idea was to translate TFM (and VF?) in a readable format, and
back again, in order to be able of making little kerning adjustments:
When the font is already Tex-installed and in use, but finally there
is one kerning pair that doesn't look good enough, I wanted to be
able to make this particular adjustment in the kerning table without
starting from AFM and going the whole conversion and installation way
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