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CTAN Up­date: ac­c­fonts

Date: April 8, 2009 7:10:13 AM CEST
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 John Smith sub­mit­ted an up­date to the ac­c­fonts pack­age. Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /fonts/util­i­ties/ac­c­fonts Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Util­i­ties to de­rive new fonts from ex­ist­ing ones Li­cense type: gpl An­nounce­ment text:
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 TeX vir­tual fonts and vpl2ovp trans­forms a TeX 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. See the file CHANGES for in­for­ma­tion about this up­date.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/fonts/util­i­ties/ac­c­fonts . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=ac­c­fonts (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

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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