CTAN Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

CTAN sub­mis­sion – fontinst

Date: July 16, 2003 2:36:12 PM CEST
----- For­warded mes­sage from Lars Hell­ström ----- I have to ftp.dante.de up­loaded an archive fontinst.tar.gz into /in­com­ing. It con­tains the new fontinst re­lease (v1.926), and the li­cense is as usual the LPPL. I think the fol­low­ing will be the best course of ac­tion with this: .... 2. Place the archive con­tents in fonts/util­i­ties/fontinst. 3. Delete the fontinst-pre­re­lease hi­er­ar­chy, and re­place it with a link to its fontinst sib­ling. The rea­son for mak­ing a link is that there are are ref­er­ences to fontinst-pre­re­lease here and there on the 'net, and it seems un­nec­es­sary to break them. .... Short quote from the README: Fon­tinst is a pro­gram that helps with in­stalling fonts for (La)TeX. Since it is writ­ten en­tirely in TeX macros, it is com­pletely portable. More pre­cisely, fontinst helps mainly with the num­ber crunch­ing and shov­el­ing parts of font in­stal­la­tion. This means in prac­tice that it cre­ates a num­ber of files which give the TeX met­rics (and re­lated in­for­ma­tion) for a font fam­ily that (La)TeX 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. Lars Hell­ström ----- End for­warded mes­sage ----- Thanks for the up­load. I in­stalled the new ver­sion in CTAN:fonts/util­i­ties/fontinst/ re­plac­ing the old ver­sion. For the time be­ing, the link CTAN:fonts/util­i­ties/fontinst-pre­re­lease points to the new di­rec­tory. -- Rein­hard Zierke for the CTAN team

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.

Pack­agefontinst
Ver­sion1.933
Copy­right1998–2001 The fontinst main­te­nance team
Main­tainerLars Hell­ström
Alan Jef­frey (in­ac­tive)
Ul­rik Vi­eth (in­ac­tive)
Se­bas­tian Rahtz pkg.au­thor.died

An­nounce­ments

more

Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author