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fontinst – Help with in­stalling fonts for and

macros for con­vert­ing Adobe Font Met­ric files to met­ric and vir­tual font for­mat. Fon­tinst helps mainly with the num­ber crunch­ing and shov­el­ling parts of font in­stal­la­tion. This means in prac­tice that it cre­ates a num­ber of files which give the met­rics (and re­lated in­for­ma­tion) for a font fam­ily that needs to do any type­set­ting in these fonts. Fon­tinst fur­ther­more makes it easy to cre­ate fonts con­tain­ing glyphs from more than one base font, tak­ing ad­van­tage of (e.g.) "ex­pert" font sets.

Fon­tinst can­not ex­am­ine files to see if they con­tain any use­ful in­for­ma­tion, nor au­to­mat­i­cally search for files or work with bi­nary file for­mats; those tasks must nor­mally be done man­u­ally or with the help of some other tool, such as the pltotf and vp­tovf pro­grams.

Pack­agefontinst
Ver­sion1.933
Copy­right1998–2001 The fontinst main­te­nance team
Main­tainerLars Hell­ström
Alan Jef­frey (in­ac­tive)
Ul­rik Vi­eth (in­ac­tive)
Se­bas­tian Rahtz pkg.au­thor.died

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