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CTAN up­date: ac­c­fonts

Date: De­cem­ber 22, 2008 11:31:50 AM CET
Cam­bridge up­load dae­mon wrote (in its inim­itable way): > ====================================================================== > > The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor. > > Name of con­tri­bu­tion: ac­c­fonts > Author's name: John Smith > Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /tex-archive/fonts/util­i­ties > Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Soft­ware to gen­er­ate ac­cented fonts > Li­cense type: gpl > > An­nounce­ment text given by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Ac­c­fonts 2.3 con­tains three pro­grams al­low­ing the easy gen­er­a­tion of > ac­cented ver­sions of ex­ist­ing fonts. Mk­t1­font cre­ates new Type 1 > PostScript fonts. Vpl2vpl cre­ates vir­tual fonts for TeX. Vpl2ovp is a > new ad­di­tion to the pack­age; it cre­ates vir­tual fonts for Omega, the > 16-bit Uni­code-aware de­vel­op­ment from TeX. thanks for the up­load. > Users may view the pack­age cat­a­logue en­try at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Cat­a­logue/en­tries/ac­c­fonts.html > or they may browse the pack­age di­rec­tory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive//tex-archive/fonts/util­i­ties > _______________________________________________ i've in­stalled the up­date as sug­gested, and up­dated the cat­a­logue repos­i­tory. (changes to the cat­a­logue ac­tu­ally take ef­fect overnight.) Robin Fair­bairns For the CTAN team

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 vir­tual fonts and vpl2ovp trans­forms a 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.

Copy­right1997, 2008 John D. Smith
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