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


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


       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.


       (Same as ofm2opl).

              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


              Omega Virtual Property List file

              Omega Font Metric file

              Omega Virtual Font file


       Send bug reports to <> (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 <> mailing list.


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


       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 <>, 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).