CTAN package update: mf2pt1
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. This update fixes a few minor bugs and adds support for a new --bpppix command-line option that lets the user specify the number of "big" points per pixel that MetaPost utilizes.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/mf2pt1 . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=mf2pt1 (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
mf2pt1 – Convert stylized METAFONT to PostScript Type 1
mf2pt1 is a Perl script that facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a METAFONT source file. It is not, as the name may imply, an automatic converter of arbitrary METAFONT fonts to Type 1 format. mf2pt1 imposes a number of restrictions on the METAFONT 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.
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