PS2PK(1)                    General Commands Manual                   PS2PK(1)

       ps2pk - creates a TeX pkfont from a type1 PostScript font

       ps2pk  [  -v  ]  [  -eenc  ]  [ -Xxres ] [ -Eexpansion ] [ -Sslant  ] [
       -Ppointsize ] [ -Rbaseres ] [ -raspectratio  ] [ -Yyres ] [ -aAFMfile ]
       [ -mmodename ] type1 [pkfont]

       This program renders a given type1 PostScript font at a given pointsize
       (default 10.0 points)  and  resolution  (default  300dpi)  into  a  TeX

       To generate the pkfont ps2pk needs a valid type1 font file (for example
       Utopia-Regular, Utopia-Regula.pfb or Utopia-Regula.pfa) and its  corre-
       sponding AFM-file (Utopia-Regular.afm) with the font metrics.  The pro-
       gram accepts both the binary type1 format (Utopia-Regula.pfb)  and  its
       ASCII  equivalent (Utopia-Regular or Utopia-Regula.pfa).  To locate the
       files, ps2pk uses the kpathsea library (see the info page on kpathsea).
       Additionally, pfb and pfa files are searched for in the directory spec-
       ified in the environment variable T1INPUTS, and afm files are  searched
       in  AFMFONTS,  if they are set (the -v flag will report which filenames
       are looked for).

       The program will make a pkfont in which the character codes are derived
       from  their AFM (Adobe Font Metrics) defined values.  This can be over-
       ruled by specifying an explicit encoding file via the -e  option.   The
       encoding file enc should contain a valid PostScript encoding containing
       PostScript names like /hyphen.  Here  is  an  incomplete  example  (see
       afm2tfm for complete syntax):

              % This is the EC encoding.
              /ECEncoding [          % now 256 chars follow
              % 0x00
                /grave /acute /circumflex /tilde /dieresis /hungarumlaut
                /ring /caron /breve /macron /dotaccent /cedilla
                /ogonek /quotesinglbase /guilsinglleft /guilsinglright

                (Rest of lines omitted.)

              % 0xF0
                /eth /ntilde /ograve /oacute /ocircumflex /otilde
                /odieresis /oe /oslash /ugrave /uacute /ucircumflex
                /udieresis /yacute /thorn /germandbls ] def

       Options and arguments:

       -aAFMfile   Overrules the name that is used to locate the AFM file.

       -eenc       Name of a file containing an encoding scheme (default - the
                   encoding named in the AFM-file is used).  The actual  Post-
                   Script  name  of  the encoding scheme is written as a "spe-
                   cial" at the end of the pkfont.

       -Eextension The extension factor (real value, default 1.0).

       -mmodename  A modename such as  would  be  used  by  METAFONT  (default
                   "Unknown mode").

       -Ppointsize The desired pointsize (real value, default 10.0 points).

       -Rbaseres   The  desired  base  resolution  (integer value, default 300
                   dpi).  If this differs from the value of xres,  the  appro-
                   priate magnification will be shown in the "specials" at the
                   end of the pkfont. If possible, this will be expressed as a
                   magstep,  otherwise as a real number. For example, a pkfont
                   with an xres of 329, using the default base  resolution  of
                   300,  will include the "special" text "mag=magstep(0.5)" at
                   the end of the font.

                   The desired aspect  ratio  (expression,  integerY/integerX,
                   default  300/300).  This will be shown in the "specials" at
                   the end of the pkfont.  Setting the aspect ratio creates  a
                   value  for yres but an explicit yres value will take prece-
                   dence.  Argument must be in "" if spaces  are  left  around

       -Sslant     The slant (real value, default 0.0).

       -Xxres      The  resolution  in the X direction (integer value, default
                   300 dpi).

       -Yyres      The resolution in the Y direction (integer  value,  default
                   the  value of xres). If yres differs from xres, a "special"
                   text giving the aspect ratio will be written at the end  of
                   the pkfont.

       -v          Verbose flag. (Tells what the program is doing.)

       type1       The  name  of  the  PostScript type1 font.  The name of the
                   AFM-file will be constructed from this name by removing the
                   extension  (if  suplied) and adding ".afm".  The PostScript
                   "FontName" is extracted from the AFM-file and written  into
                   a "special" at the end of the pkfont.

       [pkfont]    The name of the resulting pkfont can be overruled with this
                   name.  The default name of pkfont is derived from the base-
                   name  of the type1 font, the pointsize and xres.  For exam-
                   ple `ps2pk -P17.28 Utopia-Regular' will result in  `Utopia-
                   Regular17.300pk'.   An  explicit  value for the name of the
                   pkfont is necessary when the type1 font name already  shows
                   the  point size, otherwise the pointsize value is catenated
                   on to the pkfont basename which  is  usually  not  what  is

       The following PK "specials" provide an internal check on the character-
       istics of the pkfont, in accordance with the recommendations of the TeX
       Working Group on the TeX Directory Standard (TWG-TDS):
       "fontid=FontName",   "codingscheme=Encoding",   "fontfacebyte",  "mag",
       "mode=(ps2pk)modename", "pixels-per-inch", and "aspect-ratio" if it  is
       other than unity.

       This  program  uses  the  Type1  hinting and rendering software IBM has
       donated to the X Consortium.

       `METAFONT: The Program', Donald Knuth.
       `The GFtoPK processor', belonging to the METAFONTware.
       `Adobe Font Metric Files', Version 3.0, PostScript Developer
       Support Group.
       info kpathsea

       1.4 (January 1994)

       Piet Tutelaers, modified for ps2pkm by Pierre A. Mackay.  This  manpage
       was adapted to teTeX by Frank Kuester.

       Maintained in TeX Live; please send bug reports or other correspondence
       to (

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