PKTYPE(1) General Commands Manual PKTYPE(1)
pktype - verify and translate a packed font bitmap file to plain text
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documen-
tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual
Web2C: A TeX implementation.
The pktype program translates a packed font file (pk) (output by, for
example, gftopk(1) to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a
pk file-validating program (i.e., if pktype can read it, it's correct)
and as an example of a pk-reading program for other software that wants
to read pk files.
The input pk_file on the command line may omit the suffix `pk. The
plain text translation is always written to standard output.
The output file gives a compact encoding of the packed encoding, using
conventions described in the source code. Run lengths of black pixels
alternate with parenthesized run lengths of white pixels, and brackets
are used to indicate when a row should be repeated.
pktype looks for pk_file in the usual places according to Kpathsea.
See tex(1) for the details of the searching.
dvitype(1), gftopk(1), gftype(1).
Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.
Tomas Rokicki wrote the program, Donald E. Knuth originally ported it
to Unix, Pierre MacKay originally adapted it for compilation with
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