gftype



GFTYPE(1)                                                            GFTYPE(1)




NAME

       gftype - translate a generic font file for humans to read


SYNOPSIS

       gftype [ -i ] [ -m ] gf_file_name [ output_file_name ]


DESCRIPTION

       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or  manual
       Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The  gftype  program translates a gf (generic font) file output by, for
       example, mf(1), to a file that humans can read.  It also serves as a gf
       file-validating program (i.e., if gftype can read it, it’s correct) and
       as an example of a gf-reading program for other software that wants  to
       read gf files.

       The gf_file_name on the command line must be complete. Because the res-
       olution is part of the extension, it would not make sense to  append  a
       default  extension  as  is done with TeX or DVI-reading software. If no
       output_file_name is specified, the output goes to stdout.


OPTIONS

       The output file includes bitmap images of  the  characters,  if  -i  is
       given  on  the command line, and a symbolic listing of the gf commands,
       if -m is specified.


ENVIRONMENT

       gftype looks for gf_file_name using the environment  variable  GFFONTS.
       If that is not set, it uses the variable TEXFONTS.  If that is not set,
       it uses the system default.


SEE ALSO

       dvitype(1), pktype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.


AUTHORS

       David Fuchs and Don Knuth wrote the program.  It was published as  part
       of  the  Metafontware  technical  report,  available from the TeX Users
       Group.  Paul Richards originally ported it to Unix.



Web2C 7.5.4                    14 December 1993                      GFTYPE(1)

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