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accfonts – Utilities to derive new fonts from existing ones

The ac­c­fonts pack­age con­tains three util­i­ties to per­mit easy ma­nip­u­la­tion of fonts, in par­tic­u­lar the cre­ation of un­usual ac­cented char­ac­ters. Mk­t1­font works on Adobe Type 1 fonts, vpl2vpl works on TeX vir­tual fonts and vpl2ovp trans­forms a TeX font to an Omega one. All three pro­grams read in a font (ei­ther the font it­self or a prop­erty list), to­gether with a sim­ple def­i­ni­tion file con­tain­ing lines such as ‘128 z acute’; they then write out a new ver­sion of the font with the re­quested new char­ac­ters in the nu­mer­i­cal slots spec­i­fied. Great care is taken over the po­si­tion­ing of ac­cents, and over the pro­vi­sion of kern­ing in­for­ma­tion for new char­ac­ters; mk­t1­font also gen­er­ates suit­able “hints” to en­hance qual­ity at small sizes or poor res­o­lu­tions. The pro­grams are writ­ten in Perl.

Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerJohn Smith
Con­tained inTeX Live as ac­c­fonts
MiKTeX as ac­c­fonts
Topics pro­cess fonts for use with TeX (in­cludes in­stal­la­tion)
Omega and pack­ages that use it
See also a2ac

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