TTF2PK(1)                   General Commands Manual                  TTF2PK(1)

       ttf2pk - convert a TrueType font into TeX's PK format

       ttf2pk [-q] [-n] font-name resolution
       ttf2pk -t [-q] font-name
       ttf2pk --version | --help

       This  program converts a TrueType font into a PK file; the created font
       can then be used with TeX or LaTeX.

       CJKV (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/old Vietnamese) subfonts  as  created  by
       ttf2tfm are also supported.

       ttf2pk always assumes 10pt as the design size for the written TeX font.

       -q     This  optional switch makes ttf2pk quiet.  It suppresses any in-
              formational output except warning and error messages.

       -n     Use only `.pk' as the extension instead of `.<resolution>pk'.

       -t     Test for the existence of font-name.  Returns 0 on  success  and
              prints  out  the  corresponding  line  of  a  map file (default:
    , provided the -q switch isn't set.

              The TeX name of the font.  ttf2pk looks this name up  in  a  map
              file  (see  below)  for  further  information how to process the

              The resolution, given in dots per inch.  Currently the  horizon-
              tal  resolution is equal to the vertical resolution.  The design
              size is always assumed to be 10pt.

              Shows the current version of ttf2pk and the used file search li-
              brary (e.g. kpathsea).

       --help Shows usage information.

       Environment  variables  for  file searching are described in the manual
       page of ttf2tfm.

       ttf2pk uses a small configuration file called ttf2pk.cfg; in each  line
       it contains a keyword with its value, separated by whitespace.  Comment
       lines can start with any of the following characters:  `*',  `#',  `;',
       and `%'.  Leading whitespace is ignored.

       Currently,  only  one  keyword,  `map',  is recognized in this file; it
       takes a map file name as a parameter.  If no extension is given to  the
       map  file  name, .map is appended.  No whitespace is allowed in the map
       file name.  The `map' keyword can be given more than  once  to  specify
       multiple  map  files; if the map file name is prepended by a plus sign,
       it is added to the list of map files to be used.  Example:

         map  foo
         map +bar

       This makes ttf2pk to first read, then

       If the configuration file is not found, ttf2pk tries to use

       Parameters specified to ttf2tfm are preserved for ttf2pk in map files--
       ttf2tfm writes out to standard output, as the last line, a proper entry
       for a map file.

       As an example, a call to

         ttf2tfm arial -p T1.enc -s 0.25 -P 1 -E 0 arials

       will produce the following line:

         arials   arial Slant=0.25 Pid=1 Eid=0 Encoding=T1.enc

       See  ttf2tfm(1)  and afm2tfm(1) of the dvips package for a detailed de-
       scription of encoding files.

       Here a table listing the various ttf2tfm parameters and the correspond-
       ing entries in a map file:

           -s                  Slant
           -e                  Extend
           -p                  Encoding
           -f                  Fontindex
           -P                  Pid
           -E                  Eid
           -n                  PS=Yes
           -N                  PS=Only
           -R                  Replacement
           -x                  Rotate=Yes
           -y                  Y-Offset

       Single  replacement  glyph  names  given to ttf2tfm with `-r old-glyph-
       name new-glyphname' are  directly  specified  with  `old-glyphname=new-
       glyphname'.   They will be ignored if in subfont mode or if no encoding
       file is given.

       One additional parameter in a map file is unique to ttf2pk:  `Hinting',
       which can take the values `On' or `Off'.  Some fonts (e.g. the CJK part
       of cyberbit.ttf) are rendered incorrectly if hinting is activated.  De-
       fault is `On' (you can also use `Yes', `No', `1', and `0').

       For   a   description   of   subfonts   (i.e.,   entries  of  the  form
       `<namestem>@<sfd-filename>@') please refer to ttf2tfm(1).

       The format of a map file is simple.  Each line defines  a  font;  first
       comes  the TeX font name, then its TrueType font file name, followed by
       the parameters in any order.  Case is significant (even  for  parameter
       names);  the parameters are separated from its values by an equal sign,
       with whitespace possibly surrounding it.  ttf2pk reads in all map files
       line  by  line in the order given in the configuration file, continuing
       until the TeX font specified on the command line  is  found,  otherwise
       the  programs  exits with error code 2.  Thus you can use any character
       invalid in a TeX font name to start a comment line.

       You can use `\' as the final character of a line to indicate  that  the
       input  is  continued on the next line.  The backslash and the following
       newline character will be removed.

       ttf2pk will abort if it can't find or read the TeX font metrics file of
       the given TeX font name.

       If  the call was successful, 0 will be returned.  In case of error, the
       return value is 1.  Finally, if the font can't  be  found  in  the  map
       files,  2 is  returned.   This  simplifies the inclusion of ttf2pk into
       scripts like mktexpk for automatic font generation.

       ttf2tfm(1), afm2tfm(1)

       ttf2pk is part of the FreeType 1 package, a high quality TrueType  ren-
       dering library.

       Werner LEMBERG <>
       Frederic LOYER <>

FreeType2 version                 04-May-2011                        TTF2PK(1)
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