TFTOPL(1)                   General Commands Manual                  TFTOPL(1)

       tftopl - convert TeX font metric (tfm) files to property lists

       tftopl [OPTIONS] tfm_name[.tfm] [pl_name[.pl]]

       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  tftopl program translates a (program-oriented) font metric file to
       a (human-oriented) property list file.  Thus, you can edit the contents
       of  the  TFM  files,  if  the font designer has not done his or her job
       properly, or if you're encountering strange difficulties, or if  you're
       just  curious.   It also serves as a TFM-file validating program, i.e.,
       if no error messages are given, the input file is correct.

       The pl_name is extended with .pl if it lacks a suffix.  If  pl_name  is
       not given, standard output is used. Likewise, tfm_name is extended with
       .tfm if it lacks a suffix.  Also, path searching is done  for  the  TFM
       file  using  the  environment  variable  TEXFONTS.  If that is not set,
       tftopl uses the system default.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

              The argument format specifies how character codes are output  in
              the  PL  file.   By  default, only letters and digits are output
              using the C integer code (i.e., in ASCII); the others are output
              in octal.  (Unless the font's coding scheme starts with TeX math
              sy or TeX math ex, in which case all character codes are  output
              in  octal.)  If format is ascii, all character codes that corre-
              spond to graphic characters, besides the left and  right  paren-
              theses,  are  output in ASCII.  Finally, if format is octal, all
              character codes are output in octal.

              Without this option, tftopl operates silently.  With it, a  ban-
              ner and progress report are printed on stdout.

       Donald E. Knuth, TeX for nroffware.
       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  TeX
       for  nroffware  technical  report,  available from the TeX Users Group.
       Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally ported it to Unix.

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