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CTAN submission – fontinst

Date: July 16, 2003 2:36:12 PM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Lars Hellström ----- I have to ftp.dante.de uploaded an archive fontinst.tar.gz into /incoming. It contains the new fontinst release (v1.926), and the license is as usual the LPPL. I think the following will be the best course of action with this: .... 2. Place the archive contents in fonts/utilities/fontinst. 3. Delete the fontinst-prerelease hierarchy, and replace it with a link to its fontinst sibling. The reason for making a link is that there are are references to fontinst-prerelease here and there on the 'net, and it seems unnecessary to break them. .... Short quote from the README: Fontinst is a program that helps with installing fonts for (La)TeX. Since it is written entirely in TeX macros, it is completely portable. More precisely, fontinst helps mainly with the number crunching and shoveling parts of font installation. This means in practice that it creates a number of files which give the TeX metrics (and related information) for a font family that (La)TeX needs to do any typesetting in these fonts. Fontinst furthermore makes it easy to create fonts containing glyphs from more than one base font, taking advantage of e.g. "expert" font sets. Fontinst cannot examine files to see if they contain any useful information, nor automatically search for files or work with binary file formats; those tasks must normally be done manually or with the help of some other tool, such as the pltotf and vptovf programs. Lars Hellström ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed the new version in CTAN:fonts/utilities/fontinst/ replacing the old version. For the time being, the link CTAN:fonts/utilities/fontinst-prerelease points to the new directory. -- Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

fontinst – Help with installing fonts for and

macros for converting Adobe Font Metric files to metric and virtual font format. Fontinst helps mainly with the number crunching and shovelling parts of font installation. This means in practice that it creates a number of files which give the metrics (and related information) for a font family that needs to do any typesetting in these fonts. Fontinst furthermore makes it easy to create fonts containing glyphs from more than one base font, taking advantage of (e.g.) "expert" font sets.

Fontinst cannot examine files to see if they contain any useful information, nor automatically search for files or work with binary file formats; those tasks must normally be done manually or with the help of some other tool, such as the pltotf and vptovf programs.

Packagefontinst
Version1.933
Copyright1998–2001 The fontinst maintenance team
MaintainerLars Hellström
Alan Jeffrey (inactive)
Ulrik Vieth (inactive)
Sebastian Rahtz (deceased)

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