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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.

Pack­ageac­c­fonts
Ver­sion0.25
Copy­right1997, 2008 John D. Smith
Main­tainerJohn Smith

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