[NTG-context] Going crazy with font conversion (macron)!

Vit Zyka vit.zyka at seznam.cz
Thu Mar 24 21:06:21 CET 2005

Adam Lindsay wrote:
> Steffen Wolfrum said this at Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:16:22 +0100:
>>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.
>>> Taco
>>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 
> That's the idea behind the Property List format. 
> pltotf (and vptovf) will go in the other direction.

??? I do not thing so.

Just like you want:
*.tfm --tftppl--> *.pl --editor--> *.pl --pltotf--> *.tfm

Kerning table *is* present in the Property list.


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