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:
ttfonts.map), 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.
THE CONFIGURATION FILE
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:
This makes ttf2pk to first read foo.map, then bar.map.
If the configuration file is not found, ttf2pk tries to use ttfonts.map
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:
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.
ttf2pk is part of the FreeType 1 package, a high quality TrueType ren-
Werner LEMBERG <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frederic LOYER <email@example.com>
FreeType2 version 04-May-2011 TTF2PK(1)
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