ovp2ovf man page

ovp2ovf — convert a virtual property-list file into a virtual font file and its associated font metric file


ovp2ovf [Options] OVPFILE[.ovp] [OVFFILE[.ovf] [OFMFILE[.ofm]]]


ovp2ovf translates a human-readable virtual property list (OVP) file, OVPFILE, into a virtual font (OVF) file, OVFFILE and its companion font metric (OFM) file, OFMFILE.

The program also works with TeX VP files, producing VF and TFM files. (ovp2ovf is based on the WEB source code for vptovf(1).)


display a brief summary of syntax and options
display progress reports
output version information and exit


Omega Font Metric file
Omega Virtual Font file
Omega Virtual Property List file


None known, but report any found to <omega@ens.fr> (mailing list). You should also check to see if the bug is in vptovf(1).

See Also

omega(1), ofm2opl(1), ovf2ovp(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vftovp(1), vptovf(1)

Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).

Web page: <http://www.gutenberg.eu.org/omega/>


According to the WEB documentation:

VPtoVF is an extended version of the program PLtoTF, which is part of the standard TeXware library. OVP2OVF is an extended version of VPtoVF that allows much larger fonts. 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 PLFONT.

The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice <plaice@cse.unsw.edu.au> and Yannis Haralambous <yannis@fluxus-virus.com>.

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).

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