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                         -=- 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 version since v5.10.1 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; 
    they should be installed in a directory on your PATH.

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.


DISCLAIMER
----------

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
See the GNU General Public License for more details.


LICENSE & COPYRIGHT
-------------------

This software is copyright (C) 2005-2014 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, 2014/04/04

Direc­to­ries

Name Notes
bin
doc
share

Files

Name Size Date Notes
GPLv2.txt 17997 2005-08-24 05:20
README 2279 2014-04-04 04:01

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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.

Pack­age De­tailsfontools
Ver­sion 2014-04-04
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense, ver­sion 2
Copy­right2005-2014 Marc Pen­ninga
Main­tainerMarc Pen­ninga
Con­tained inTeXlive as fontools
MikTeX as fontools
Topics sup­port for font de­vel­op­ment, test­ing and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion
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