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CTAN update: accfonts

Date: January 20, 2009 10:41:35 AM CET
a little script on cam.ctan.org wrote: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: accfonts > Author's name: John Smith > Location on CTAN: /fonts/utilities > Summary description: Programs for generating fonts containing complex > accented characters > License type: gpl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > This is release 0.24 of the accfonts package for generating fonts containing > complex accented characters). It includes the latest versions of > mkt1font (which builds Type 1 PostScript fonts), vpl2vpl (which builds > virtual fonts for TeX) and vpl2ovp (which builds virtual fonts for > Omega). > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- i have installed the update; 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/fonts/utilities/accfonts the catalogue entry will be updated somewhat, 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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