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CTAN Update: mf2pt1

Date: July 3, 2012 7:14:38 AM CEST
On Mon, 2 Jul 2012 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 a number of 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 2.5 fixes a pair of bugs that led to glyph widths being slightly larger than intended. Thanks to Michael Ummels for the corrections.
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 – Convert stylized to PostScript Type 1

mf2pt1 is a Perl script that 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.

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