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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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