VFTOVP(1) General Commands Manual VFTOVP(1)
vftovp - convert virtual font (vf) files to virtual property lists
vftovp [OPTIONS] vf_name[.vf] [tfm_name[.tfm] [vpl_name[.vpl]]]
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 vftovp program translates a (program-oriented) virtual font file
and its accompanying TeX font metric file to a (human-oriented) prop-
erty list file. Thus, the virtual font can be edited, and its exact
contents can be displayed mnemonically. It also serves as a VF-file
validating program; if no error messages are given, the input files are
The filenames are extended with the appropriate extension if necessary.
The argument format specifies how character codes are output in
the VPL 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, when all are output in octal.) If format is
ascii, all character codes that correspond to graphic charac-
ters, besides the left and right parentheses, are output in
ASCII. On the other hand, if format is octal, all character
codes are output in octal.
Without this option, vftovp operates silently. With it, a ban-
ner and progress report are printed on stdout.
vftovp looks for vf_name using the environment variable VFFONTS. If
that is not set, it uses the variable TEXFONTS. If that is not set, it
uses the system default.
See tex(1) for the details of the searching.
pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vptovf(1).
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David
Fuchs, starting with the code for tftopl(1). Karl Berry adapted it for
compilation with web2c.
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