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CTAN update: fontinst

Date: August 24, 2009 7:29:30 AM CEST
This package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your local mirror. Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College .......................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: fontinst Version number: 1.933 Author's name: Lars Hellström Location on CTAN: /fonts/utilities/fontinst Summary description: Font TeXification utility License type: lppl Announcement text:
This is mostly a housekeeping release, to establish what is the current version of fontinst (after a few years of slight confusion). It is the result of a review of the fontinst development history, and includes some items that had been lost along the way. The primary changes relative to the previous release 1.929 lie in documentation and examples rather than code, but a few code changes exist. Of greatest practical importance is probably that fontinst.sty no longer has an external dependency on trig.sty; the necessary macros have instead been inlined.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/utilities/fontinst . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/fontinst (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html

fontinst – Help with installing fonts for and

macros for converting Adobe Font Metric files to metric and virtual font format. Fontinst helps mainly with the number crunching and shovelling parts of font installation. This means in practice that it creates a number of files which give the metrics (and related information) for a font family that needs to do any typesetting in these fonts. Fontinst furthermore makes it easy to create fonts containing glyphs from more than one base font, taking advantage of (e.g.) “expert” font sets.

Fontinst cannot examine files to see if they contain any useful information, nor automatically search for files or work with binary file formats; those tasks must normally be done manually or with the help of some other tool, such as the pltotf and vptovf programs.

Copyright1998–2001 The fontinst maintenance team
MaintainerLars Hellström
Alan Jeffrey (inactive)
Ulrik Vieth (inactive)
Sebastian Rahtz (deceased)



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