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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
MaintainerJohn Smith



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