-=- FONTOOLS -=- This package provides tools to simplify using OpenType fonts with LaTeX. 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 LaTeX 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 PREREQUISITES ============= Perl The Fontools are written in Perl; any remotely recent version should work. Perl is usually installed on Linux and Unix systems; for Windows, try ActivePerl (http://www.activestate.com) or Strawberry Perl (http://strawberryperl.com). LCDF TypeTools Of course, Autoinst needs the LCDF TypeTools; they should be installed in a directory on your PATH. Kpathsea Automatically installing the fonts into a suitable TEXMF tree (as Autoinst does by default) requires a TeX-installation that uses the kpathsea library; with TeX distributions that implement their own directory searching (such as MiKTeX), Autoinst will complain that it cannot find the kpsewhich program and install all generated files into subdirectories of the current directory. If you use such a TeX distribution, either move these files to their destinations by hand, or use the -target command line option (please see the manual for more information). Installation ------------ When installing manually, the encoding files in the "share/" directory should be moved to a "standard" location where otftotfm can find them. What this location is depends on your TeX installation; in TeXLive, it should be $TEXMFLOCAL/fonts/enc/dvips/fontools/ or, if you don't have write permissions in $TEXMFLOCAL, $TEXMFHOME/fonts/enc/dvips/fontools/. The scripts in the "bin/" directory should be placed in a directory on your PATH (or else you have to call them with their full path name). Of course, when using a package manager (such as tlmgr) to do the installation, all files will automatically be put in the right location. DISCLAIMER ========== This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. LICENSE & COPYRIGHT =================== This software is copyright (C) 2005-2019 Marc Penninga. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence; see the file GPLv2.txt for the license conditions.
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fontools – Tools to simplify using fonts (especially TT/OTF ones)
This package provides a few tools to ease using fonts (especially TrueType/OpenType ones) with LaTeX and fontinst:
- afm2afm – reencode .afm files; designed to replace fontinst’s \reencodefont for big .afm files;
- autoinst – simplify the use of the LCDF TypeTools by creating a command file for otftotfm, plus .fd and .sty files; and
- ot2kpx – extract all kerning pairs from an OpenType font.
|Licenses||GNU General Public License, version 2|
|Copyright||2005–2019 Marc Penninga|
|Contained in||TeX Live as fontools|
MiKTeX as fontools