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CTAN Update: mf2pt1

Date: August 2, 2011 8:15:54 PM CEST
On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 Scott Pakin submitted an update to the mf2pt1 package. Summary description: Produce PostScript Type 1 fonts from Metafont source License type: lppl Announcement text:
mf2pt1 facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a Metafont source file. mf2pt1's advantage over tools such as TeXtrace and mftrace is that it does not rely on bitmap tracing and therefore can produce higher-quality Type 1 fonts than trace-based tools. The catch is that mf2pt1 imposes some restrictions on the Metafont input so it is not, as the name may imply, an automatic converter of arbitrary Metafont fonts to Type 1 format. Version 2.4.5 incorporates a bug fix from Werner Lemberg that prevents non-integer arguments from being passed to hsbw in the definition of ".notdef". If you have been receiving "unknown charstring command" messages from t1asm and/or "Stack underflow on hsbw in .notdef" messages from FontForge, you should upgrade to this version of mf2pt1.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/mf2pt1 . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/mf2pt1 (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

mf2pt1 – Produce PostScript Type 1 fonts from source

mf2pt1 facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a source file. It is not, as the name may imply, an automatic converter of arbitrary fonts to Type 1 format. mf2pt1 imposes a number of restrictions on the input. If these restrictions are met, mf2pt1 will produce valid Type 1 output with more accurate control points than can be reverse-engineered by trace, mftrace, and other programs which convert bitmaps to outline fonts.

Packagemf2pt1
Version2.5a
Copyright2007, 2011, 2012, 2014 Scott Pakin
MaintainerScott Pakin

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