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CTAN update: fontools

Date: August 21, 2005 3:24:02 PM CEST
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 Marc Penninga submitted an update to the fontools package. This package provides a few tools to ease using fonts (especially Truetype/Opentype ones) with Latex and fontinst: AFM2AFM - reencode .afm files; designed to replace fontinst's \reencodefont for big .afm files. AUTOINST - simplify the use of the LCDF TypeTools by creating a command file for otftotfm, plus .fd and .sty files. CMAP2ENC - convert glyph indices in TrueType fonts without glyph names (such as Linotype Palatino) to Adobe glyph names. FONT2AFM - create font metrics; this is just a wrapper script around tools such as pf2afm, ttf2afm, pfm2kpx and ot2kpx. OT2KPX - extract all kerning pairs from an OpenType font. PFM2KPX - extract all kerning pairs from buggy .pfm files (the ones where pf2afm complains ".notdef character occurred among kern pairs"). SHOWGLYPHS - create a pdf file that shows all glyphs in a font. Location on CTAN: fonts/utilities/fontools Summary description: Tools to simplify using fonts (especially TrueType/OpenType ones). License type: gpl Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
- A few bugfixes - Added support files for a new encoding that may be useful for use with OpenType fonts, since it contains much more empty slots (for alternate glyphs and additional ligatures) than LY1.
Thanks for the update. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

fontools – Tools to simplify using fonts (especially TT/OTF ones)

This package provides tools to simplify using OpenType fonts with .

By far the most important program in this bundle is autoinst:

  • autoinst – a wrapper script around Eddie Kohler’s LCDF TypeTools. Autoinst aims to automate the installation of OpenType fonts in by calling the LCDF TypeTools (with the correct options) for all fonts you wish to install, and generating the necessary .fd and .sty files.

In addition, this bundle contains a few other, less important utilities:

  • afm2afm – re-encode .afm files,
  • ot2kpx – extract kerning pairs from OpenType fonts,
  • splitttc – split an OpenType Collection file (ttc or otc) into individual fonts.

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