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ttf2pk: convert a TrueType font into TeX's PK format
ttf2pk - convert a TrueType font into TeX's PK format
SYNOPSISttf2pk [-q] [-n] font-name resolution
ttf2pk -t [-q] font-name
ttf2pk --version | --help
DESCRIPTIONThis program converts a TrueType font into a file; the created font can then be used with TeX or LaTeX.
CJKV (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/old Vietnamese) subfonts as created by ttf2tfm are also supported.
- This optional switch makes ttf2pk quiet. It suppresses any informational output except warning and error messages.
- Use only ` as the extension instead of ` <resolution>
- Test for the existence of font-name. Returns 0 on success and prints out the corresponding line of a map file (default: provided the -q switch isn't set.
- The TeX name of the font. ttf2pk looks this name up in a map file (see below) for further information how to process the font.
- The resolution, given in dots per inch. Currently the horizontal resolution is equal to the vertical resolution. The design size is always assumed to be 10pt.
- Shows the current version of ttf2pk and the used file search library (e.g. kpathsea).
- Shows usage information.
THE CONFIGURATION FILEttf2pk uses a small configuration file called in each line it contains a keyword with its value, separated by whitespace. Comment lines can start with any of the following characters: `*', `#', `;', and `%'. Leading whitespace is ignored.
Currently, only one keyword, `map', is recognized in this file; it takes a map file name as a parameter. If no extension is given to the map file name, is appended. No whitespace is allowed in the map file name. The `map' keyword can be given more than once to specify multiple map files; if the map file name is prepended by a plus sign, it is added to the list of map files to be used. Example:
This makes ttf2pk to first read then
MAP FILESParameters specified to ttf2tfm are preserved for ttf2pk in map files---ttf2tfm writes out to standard output, as the last line, a proper entry for a map file.
As an example, a call to
will produce the following line:
Here a table listing the various ttf2tfm parameters and the corresponding entries in a map file:
Single replacement glyph names given to ttf2tfm with `-r old-glyphname new-glyphname' are directly specified with `old-glyphname=new-glyphname'. They will be ignored if in subfont mode or if no encoding file is given.
One additional parameter in a map file is unique to ttf2pk: `Hinting', which can take the values `On' or `Off'. Some fonts (e.g. the CJK part of are rendered incorrectly if hinting is activated. Default is `On' (you can also use `Yes', `No', `1', and `0').
For a description of subfonts (i.e., entries of the form `<namestem> <sfd-filename> please refer to ttf2tfm(1).
The format of a map file is simple. Each line defines a font; first comes the TeX font name, then its TrueType font file name, followed by the parameters in any order. Case is significant (even for parameter names); the parameters are separated from its values by an equal sign, with whitespace possibly surrounding it. ttf2pk reads in all map files line by line in the order given in the configuration file, continuing until the TeX font specified on the command line is found, otherwise the programs exits with error code 2. Thus you can use any character invalid in a TeX font name to start a comment line.
You can use `\' as the final character of a line to indicate that the input is continued on the next line. The backslash and the following newline character will be removed.
RETURN VALUEIf the call was successful, 0 will be returned. In case of error, the return value is 1. Finally, if the font can't be found in the map files, 2 is returned. This simplifies the inclusion of ttf2pk into scripts like mktexpk for automatic font generation.
SEE ALSOttf2tfm(1), afm2tfm(1)
AVAILABILITYttf2pk is part of the FreeType 1 package, a high quality TrueType rendering library.
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