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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 pkg.au­thor.died



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