PLTOTF(1) General Commands Manual PLTOTF(1)
pltotf - convert property list files to TeX font metric (tfm) format
pltotf [-verbose] pl_file_name[.pl] [tfm_file_name[.tfm]]
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
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The pltotf program translates a (human-oriented) property list file to
a (program-oriented) TeX font metric file. Thus, after editing the
property list file, a TFM file can be generated for use with, for exam-
The pl_file_name is extended with .pl if it lacks a suffix. No path
searching is done.
If no tfm_file_name is given, the basename of pl_file_name with suffix
.tfm is used; otherwise tfm_file_name is extended with .tfm if it lacks
Without the -verbose option, pltotf operates silently. With it, a ban-
ner and progress report are printed on stdout.
Donald E. Knuth, TeXware.
Donald E. Knuth, The Metafontbook, (Volume C of Computers and Typeset-
ting), Addison-Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the
TeXware technical report, available from the TeX Users Group. Howard
Trickey, Pavel Curtis, and Richard Furuta originally ported it to Unix.
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