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                |              MF2PT1:               |
                |     Produce PostScript Type 1      |
                |     fonts from Metafont source     |
                |                                    |
                | By Scott Pakin, scott+mf@pakin.org |


mf2pt1 facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a Metafont
source file.  mf2pt1's advantage over tools such as TeXtrace and
mftrace is that it does not rely on bitmap tracing and therefore can
produce higher-quality Type 1 fonts than trace-based tools.  The catch
is that mf2pt1 imposes a number of restrictions on the Metafont input
so it is not, as the name may imply, an automatic converter of
arbitrary Metafont fonts to Type 1 format.


For installation instructions, see the mf2pt1 manual (mf2pt1.pdf).

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2014 Scott Pakin, scott+mf@pakin.org

This package may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions
of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this
license or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of
this license is in:


and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2006/05/20 or later.


Name Size Date Notes
ChangeLog 12230 2014-05-02 06:11
README 1417 2014-05-02 06:11
mf2pt1.mp 14685 2014-05-02 06:11
mf2pt1.pdf 229650 2014-05-02 06:11
mf2pt1.pl 38127 2014-05-02 06:11
mf2pt1.texi 33481 2014-05-02 06:11

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mf2pt1 – Pro­duce PostScript Type 1 fonts from source

mf2pt1 fa­cil­i­tates pro­duc­ing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a source file. It is not, as the name may im­ply, an au­to­matic con­verter of ar­bi­trary fonts to Type 1 for­mat. mf2pt1 im­poses a num­ber of re­stric­tions on the in­put. If these re­stric­tions are met, mf2pt1 will pro­duce valid Type 1 out­put with more ac­cu­rate con­trol points than can be re­verse-en­gi­neered by TeXtrace, mf­trace, and other pro­grams which con­vert bitmaps to out­line fonts.

Pack­age De­tailsmf2pt1
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerScott Pakin
Con­tained inTeX Live as mf2pt1
MiKTeX as mf2pt1
Topics pro­cess fonts for use with TeX (in­cludes in­stal­la­tion)
See also metatype1
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