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CTAN Update: fontools

Date: April 2, 2019 8:30:43 PM CEST
Marc Penninga submitted an update to the fontools bundle. Version: 2019-04-01 License: gpl2 Summary description: Tools to simplify using fonts (especially TT/OTF ones) Announcement text:
Changes in autoinst: - use only standard NFSS codes for width and weight in fd files - create $TEXMFHOME when it doesn't exist (but only if $TEXMFLOCAL isn't user-writable, since that's still the default output tree) - in manual mode, put all generated files into a subdir "autoinst_output/", instead of all over the current dir - add 'auto' value to the -inferiors option; autoinst will use whatever inferior characters the font contains
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/fontools The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/utilities/fontools/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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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.

Version 2022-01-24
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