LCDF-TYPETOOLS 2.91 =================== USAGE ----- The LCDF Typetools package contains several programs for manipulating PostScript Type 1, Type 1 multiple master, and PostScript-flavored OpenType fonts. LCDF Typetools includes the mmafm and mmpfb programs, which were formerly distributed as part of a different package (mminstance). Cfftot1 translates a Compact Font Format (CFF) font, or a PostScript- flavored OpenType font, into PostScript Type 1 format. It correctly handles subroutines and hints. See the manual page 'cfftot1/cfftot1.1' for more information. Mmafm creates an AFM file (font metrics) corresponding to an instance of a multiple-master font. It reads the AMFM and AFM files distributed with the font. See MMINSTANCE NOTES, below, and the manual page 'mmafm/mmafm.1' for more information. Mmpfb creates a normal, single-master font program which looks like an instance of a multiple-master font. It reads the multiple master font program in PFA or PFB format. See MMINSTANCE NOTES, below, and the manual page 'mmpfb/mmpfb.1' for more information. Otfinfo reports information about OpenType fonts, such as the features they support and the contents of their 'size' optical size features. See the manual page 'otfinfo/otfinfo.1' for more information. Otftotfm creates TeX font metrics and encodings that correspond to a PostScript-flavored OpenType font. It will interpret glyph positionings, substitutions, and ligatures as far as it is able. You can say which OpenType features should be activated. See the manual page 'otftotfm/otftotfm.1' for more information. T1dotlessj reads a Type 1 font, then creates a new Type 1 font whose only character is a dotless "j" matching the input font's design. See the manual page 't1dotlessj/t1dotlessj.1' for more information. T1lint checks Type 1 fonts for correctness. It tests most of the requirements listed in Adobe Systems' Black Book ("Adobe Type 1 Font Format"), and some others. See the manual page 't1lint/t1lint.1' for more information. T1reencode reencodes a Type 1 font, replacing its internal encoding with one you specify. See the manual page 't1reencode/t1reencode.1' for more information. Ttftotype42 creates a Type 42 wrapper for a TrueType or TrueType-flavored OpenType font. See the manual page 'ttftotype42/ttftotype42.1' for more information. The final program is preliminary: t1testpage creates a PostScript test page for a given font file. See the manual page 't1testpage/t1testpage.1' for more information. Please write me with problems, patches, and suggestions at the address below. REQUIREMENTS ------------ UNIX; gmake; C & C++ compilers. To build, just run ./configure, then gmake. See 'INSTALL' in this directory for more detailed information about './configure'. Some programs can link with additional libraries. Otftotfm can use the Kpathsea TeX-related path searching library; if your kpathsea library is in a nonstandard place, supply 'configure' with the '--with-kpathsea=PREFIX' option to find it. You can also disable individual programs by supplying 'configure' with '--disable-PROGNAME' options. See './configure --help' for more information. MMINSTANCE NOTES ---------------- Examples ........ % mmafm MyriadMM.amfm --weight=300 --width=585 > MyriadMM_300_585_.afm % mmpfb MyriadMM.pfb --weight=300 --width=585 > MyriadMM_300_585_.pfb Run `mmafm --help' and `mmpfb --help' for a full option summary. Running mmafm ............. Mmafm expects the name of an AMFM file on the command line. It also needs to find an AFM file for each master (these should have been distributed with the AMFM file). You can give the AFM files' names on the command line, along with the AMFM file, or you let mmafm find the AFM files automatically. For the automatic method, you must follow one of these 2 conventions: 1) The AFM files are in the same directory as the AMFM file. They are named `FONTNAME.afm' -- `MyriadMM-LightCn.afm', for example. 2) There is a `PSres.upr' file that lists the AFMs by font name, and the `PSRESOURCEPATH' environment variable contains the directory with that `PSres.upr' file. (`ps2pk' comes with a sample `PSres.upr' file.) Intermediate masters .................... Mmpfb can handle intermediate-master fonts transparently. If you use `PSres.upr' files, as described above, mmafm will also work transparently on intermediate-master fonts: it'll call mmpfb to get the information it needs. If you don't use `PSres.upr' files, you need to use mmpfb ahead of time to set up some auxiliary files. Say you want to use an intermediate master font `FONT', and FONT's AMFM file is in the `DIR' directory. Here's what you need to do: % mmpfb FONT.pfb --amcp-info > DIR/FONT.amcp When you run mmafm on 'DIR/FONT.amfm', it will automatically look for 'DIR/FONT.amcp'. An example using Adobe Jenson: % cd ~/Fonts/AJensonMM % mmpfb AJensonMM.pfb --amcp-info > AJensonMM.amcp Most multiple master fonts don't have intermediate masters, so you won't usually need to make '.amcp' files. Mmafm will tell you if it is necessary for a particular font. COPYRIGHT/LICENSE ----------------- All source code is Copyright (c) 1997-2011 Eddie Kohler. This code is distributed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (and only Version 2). The GNU General Public License is available via the Web at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>, or in the COPYING file in this directory. AUTHOR ------ Eddie Kohler, <email@example.com> http://www.lcdf.org/ The current version of the lcdf-typetools package is available on the Web at 'http://www.lcdf.org/type/'. LCDF stands for Little Cambridgeport Design Factory.
LCDF-typetools – A bundle of outline font manipulation tools
This bundle of tools comprises:
- Cfftot1, which translates a Compact Font Format (CFF) font, or a PostScript-flavored OpenType font, into PostScript Type 1 format. It correctly handles subroutines and hints;
- Mmafm and mmpfb, which create instances of multiple-master fonts (mmafm and mmpfb were previously distributed in their own package, mminstance);
- Otfinfo, which reports information about OpenType fonts, such as the features they support and the contents of their ‘size’ optical size features;
- Otftotfm, which creates TeX font metrics and encodings that correspond to a PostScript-flavored OpenType font. It will interpret glyph positionings, substitutions, and ligatures as far as it is able. You can say which OpenType features should be activated;
- T1dotlessj, creates a Type 1 font whose only character is a dotless j matching the input font’s design;
- T1lint, which checks a Type 1 font for correctness;
- T1reencode, which replaces a font’s internal encoding with one you specify; and
- T1testpage, which creates a PostScript proof for a Type 1 font. It is preliminary software.
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support for font development, testing and characterisation|