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       ofm2opl - convert Omega and TeX font-metric files to property-list files


       ofm2opl [options] ofmname[.ofm] [oplfile[.opl]]


       ofm2opl  translates  a  binary  Omega  Font  Metrics  file, ofmname, into a human-readable
       property-list form.  The program writes to standard output  (by  default)  or  to  a  file
       specified as oplfile.

       The program also works with TeX TFM files, producing TeX PL files.


       (Same as ovf2ovp).

              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

              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.)

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

              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

              display progress reports

              output version information and exit


              an Omega Font Metric file

              an Omega Property List file


       Send bug reports to <> (mailing list); may  also  check  if  the
       same  bug is present in tftopl(1).  General discussion of Omega (and Aleph) can take place
       on the <> mailing list.


       omega(1), aleph(1), opl2ofm(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1).


       According to the WEB documentation:

              The first TFtoPL program was  designed  by  Leo  Guibas  in  the  summer  of  1978.
              Contributions  by  Frank Liang, Doug Wyatt, and Lyle Ramshaw also had a significant
              effect on the evolution of the present code.

              Extensions for an enhanced ligature mechanism were added by D.E. Knuth in 1989.

              Extensions to handle extended font metric files (``OFM'') were added by John Plaice
              in December 1995 and January 1996, resulting in the new program OFM2OPL.

       ofm2opl  is  based on the WEB source code for tftopl(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 <>, 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).