ovf2ovp man page

ovf2ovp — convert virtual font file and associated font metrics to property-list format

Synopsis

ovf2ovp [options] ovfname[.ovf] [ofmname[.ofm] [ovpfile[.ovp]]]

Description

ovf2ovp translates a virtual font (OVF) file, ovfname, and its companion font metric (OFM) file, ofmname, into a human-readable property-list format.  The program writes to standard output (by default) or to a file specified as ovpname.

The program also works with TeX VF and TFM files, producing TeX VPL files.

Options

(Same as ofm2opl).

-charcode-format=type

output character codes according to type, either `hex', `octal' or `ascii'.  Default is `hex'; `ascii' says to use ASCII for letters and digits, hex for all else.

-char-format=stype

output character codes according to stype, either `num' or `ascii'. Default is `num'; `ascii' as in -charcode-format.  (These two redundant options both exist only for historical compatibility.)

-num-format=ntype

output numbers according to ntype, either `hex' or `octal'; default is hex.

-text-format=ttype

output coding scheme and family according to ttype, either `mixed' or `upper' case; default is mixed.

-help

display a brief summary of syntax and options

-verbose

display progress reports

-version

output version information and exit

Files

ovpfile

Omega Virtual Property List file

ofmname

Omega Font Metric file

ovfname

Omega Virtual Font file

Bugs

Send bug reports to <http://lists.tug.org/tex-k> (mailing list); may also check if the same bug is present in vftovp(1).  General discussion of Omega (and Aleph) can take place on the <http://lists.tug.org/omega> mailing list.

See Also

omega(1), aleph(1), ofm2opl(1), ovp2ovf(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vftovp(1), vptovf(1)

Author

According to the WEB documentation:

VFtoVP is an extended version of the program TFtoPL, which is part of the standard TeXware library.  The idea of a virtual font was inspired by the work of David R. Fuchs who designed a similar set of conventions in 1984 while developing a device driver for ArborText, Inc.  He wrote a somewhat similar program called AMFtoXPL.

Thus, ovf2ovp is based on the WEB source code for vftovp(1), although nowadays it is a link to omfonts, implemented entirely in C.

The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice and Yannis Haralambous. Omega (and Aleph) are now maintained as part of TeX Live.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <cmc@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.  It may be used by other distributions without contacting the author.  Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).

Referenced By

ovp2ovf(1).

Web2C 2016