OFM2OPL(1)                  General Commands Manual                 OFM2OPL(1)

       ofm2opl  -  convert  Omega  and  TeX font-metric files to property-list

       ofm2opl [options] ofmname[.ofm] [oplfile[.opl]]

       ofm2opl translates a binary Omega Font Metrics file,  ofmname,  into  a
       human-readable property-list form.  The program writes to standard out-
       put (by default) or to a file specified as oplfile.

       The program also works with TeX TFM files, producing TeX PL files.

       (Same as ovf2ovp).

              output character codes according to type, either `hex',  `octal'
              or  `ascii'.   Default  is  `hex'; `ascii' says to use ASCII for
              letters and digits, hex for all else.

              output character codes  according  to  stype,  either  `num'  or
              `ascii'.  Default  is  `num';  `ascii'  as  in -charcode-format.
              (These two redundant options both exist only for historical com-

              output  numbers  according  to  ntype,  either `hex' or `octal';
              default is hex.

              output coding scheme  and  family  according  to  ttype,  either
              `mixed' or `upper' case; default is mixed.

       -help  display a brief summary of syntax and options

              display progress reports

              output version information and exit

              an Omega Font Metric file

              an Omega Property List file

       Send  bug  reports  to <http://lists.tug.org/tex-k> (mailing list); may
       also check if the same bug is present in tftopl(1).  General discussion
       of Omega (and Aleph) can take place on the <http://lists.tug.org/omega>
       mailing list.

       omega(1), aleph(1), opl2ofm(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1).

       According to the WEB documentation:

              The first TFtoPL program was designed by Leo Guibas in the  sum-
              mer of 1978.  Contributions by Frank Liang, Doug Wyatt, and Lyle
              Ramshaw also had a significant effect on the  evolution  of  the
              present code.

              Extensions for an enhanced ligature mechanism were added by D.E.
              Knuth in 1989.

              Extensions to handle extended font metric files  (``OFM'')  were
              added  by John Plaice in December 1995 and January 1996, result-
              ing in the new program OFM2OPL.

       ofm2opl is based on the WEB source code for tftopl(1),  although  nowa-
       days it is a link to omfonts, implemented entirely in C.

       The  primary  authors  of Omega are John Plaice and Yannis Haralambous.
       Omega (and Aleph) are now maintained as part of TeX Live.

       This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <cmc@debian.org>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system.  It may be used by other distributions without
       contacting the author.  Any mistakes or omissions in  the  manual  page
       are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should
       be directed to me (and not to the primary author).

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