-=- FONTOOLS -=- This package provides tools to simplify using OpenType fonts with LaTeX. Currently, this bundle contains the following programs: AUTOINST - a wrapper script around Eddie Kohler's LCDF TypeTools. Autoinst aims to automate the installation of OpenType fonts in LaTeX by calling the LCDF TypeTools (with the correct options) for all fonts you wish to install, and by generating the necessary .fd and .sty files. AFM2AFM - re-encode .afm files OT2KPX - extract kerning pairs from OpenType fonts. PREREQUISITES ------------- Perl The Fontools are written in Perl; any recent version should work. Perl is usually installed on Linux and Unix systems; for Windows, try ActivePerl (http://www.activestate.com) or Strawberry Perl (http://strawberryperl.com). LCDF TypeTools Of course, Autoinst needs the LCDF TypeTools; their installation directory should be in the PATH environment variable. Kpathsea Automatically installing the fonts into a suitable TEXMF tree (as Autoinst does by default) requires a TeX-installation that uses the kpathsea library; with TeX distributions that implement their own directory searching (such as MiKTeX), Autoinst will complain that it cannot find the kpsewhich program and install all generated files into subdirectories of the current directory. If you use such a TeX distribution, either move these files to their destinations by hand, or use the -target command line option (please see the manual for more information). Other The encoding files in the "share" directory should be installed somewhere where otftotfm can find them. LICENSE ------- This software is copyright (C) 2005-2013 Marc Penninga. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. See the file GPLv2.txt for the license conditions. Marc Penninga, 2013/02/06
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fontools – Tools to simplify using fonts (especially TT/OTF ones)
This package provides a few tools to ease using fonts (especially
Truetype/Opentype ones) with Latex and fontinst:
AFM2AFM – reencode .afm files; designed to replace fontinst's \reencodefont for big .afm files; AUTOINST – simplify the use of the LCDF TypeTools by creating a command file for otftotfm, plus .fd and .sty files; and OT2KPX – extract all kerning pairs from an OpenType font.
|License||GNU General Public License, version 2|
|Copyright||2005-2013 Marc Penninga|
|Contained in||TeXLive as fontools|
|MiKTeX as fontools|
support for font development, testing and characterisation|