composeglyphs (1) - Linux Man Pages

composeglyphs: generate an encoding vector or new font for postscript


composeglyphs - generate an encoding vector or new font for postscript


composeglyphs -e encoding.afm -E

composeglyphs -i input.afm -o -c composite.afm -n newname -e base_encoding.afm -t target_encoding.afm -a output.afm


composeglyphs is a script to generate either an encoding vector or a new font for postscript. It requires a pre-existing AFM and allows for the use of composite characters that that AFM does not already provide.


-e encoding.afm
The base encoding AFM to use.
The encoding vector to output.
-i input.afm
The AFM of the original font.
The font program to generate.
-c composite.afm
The AFM containing supplementary composite character information.
-n newname
The name of the new font.
-t target_encoding.afm
The target encoding.
-a output.afm
The name of the AFM file to generate.


composeglyphs is a part of Ogonkify, which comes with the a2ps distribution.

If you create new AFMs or modify existing ones, the author asks that you kindly send him a copy so that he may include them in the distribution.


Juliusz Chroboczek <jec [at]>


a2ps(1), ogonkify(1)

The full documentation for Ogonkify is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and a2ps programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info Ogonkify

should give you access to the complete manual.