This file is ./cmfonts/gf/README
Fonts are now delivered only in pk format. The gf directories
are kept as a convenience, but contain only Bourne Shell scripts
to unpack all files. All you need to do if your driver uses
gf rather than pk is to execute the script in each directory
in which you need fonts. Remember that the write-white fonts
in pk300w are quite different from the write-black fonts in
pk300. Screen display programs such as xdvi, which use reduced
versions of pk300 files, should always use pk300w fonts, since all
black on white screen displays are inherently write-white devices.
It is entirely possible that your printer will be running a
print-engine that is neither a CanonCX write-black nor a Ricoh 4080
write-white engine. If that is the case you will want to make up your
own fonts as soon as possible. For that purpose, a Makefile is
provided in this directory. You may have to edit it to set things up
for your site, and you may have to write a new |mode_def| if you
cannot find what you need in utilityfonts/bases/waits.mf or
utilityfonts/bases/U_Wash.mf. (Use U_Wash.mf if you want
identification specials in your fonts.)
To use the Makefile, check that it is currently set up for the
DPI resolution you want, and if it isn't:
make magsteps DPI="<resolution in dots per inch>"
to set the appropriate values. Now cd into the target directory and copy
or link the mf file(s) for the required font(s) into that directory.
Then either copy the Makefile into the target directory or
(in BSD Unix) make a symbolic link.
The fonts made should be sufficient for any use of TeX with plain.fmt
and (together with the fonts from ../../LaTeXfonts) for LaTeX or
SliTeX at the basic document size. No provision is made for 11pt or
12pt sizes. For these you will need to run METAFONT. See the
comments in the Makefile for guidance on a simple way to make all
necessary fonts at the higher magsteps needed for LaTeX 11pt and 12pt
||Generate GF format for CM