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