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NAME

       gftopk - convert generic font files to packed font files

SYNOPSIS

       gftopk [-v] gf_file_name [pk_file_name]

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this
       version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The gftopk program converts a generic font file output by, for example, mf(1), to a packed
       font  file  for use by DVI-reading programs. Packed font files (pk files) are much smaller
       than the corresponding gf files, so they are generally the font format of choice.

       The gf_file_name on the command line must be complete. Because the resolution is  part  of
       the  extension,  it would not make sense to append a default extension as is done with TeX
       or DVI-reading software.  The  pk_file_name  defaults  to  the  same  (stripped)  name  as
       gf_file_name,  and  it  is  placed  in  the  current  working directory with the pk suffix
       replacing gf.  For example, the input file cmr10.300gf would become cmr10.300pk.

OPTIONS

       Unless the -v switch is given, gftopk operates silently.  With -v, the version  number  of
       the program and statistics about the packing are output to stdout.

ENVIRONMENT

       gftopk looks for gf_file_name first in the current directory.  If it is not present there,
       it uses the environment variable GFFONTS.  If that  is  not  set,  it  uses  the  variable
       TEXFONTS.  If that is not set, it uses the system default.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

SEE ALSO

       gftype(1), pktogf(1), pktype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.

AUTHORS

       Tomas  Rokicki  wrote  the program. It was published as part of the Metafontware technical
       report, available from the TeX Users Group.  Paul Richards originally ported it to Unix.