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NAME

       ps2pk - creates a TeX pkfont from a type1 PostScript font

SYNOPSIS

       ps2pk [ -v ] [ -eenc ] [ -Xxres ] [ -Eexpansion ] [ -Sslant  ] [ -Ppointsize ] [ -Rbaseres
       ] [ -raspectratio  ] [ -Yyres ] [ -aAFMfile ] [ -mmodename ] type1 [pkfont]

DESCRIPTION

       This program renders a given type1 PostScript font at  a  given  pointsize  (default  10.0
       points) and resolution (default 300dpi) into a TeX pkfont.

       To  generate  the  pkfont ps2pk needs a valid type1 font file (for example Utopia-Regular,
       Utopia-Regula.pfb  or  Utopia-Regula.pfa)  and   its   corresponding   AFM-file   (Utopia-
       Regular.afm)  with  the  font  metrics.   The program accepts both the binary type1 format
       (Utopia-Regula.pfb) and its ASCII equivalent (Utopia-Regular  or  Utopia-Regula.pfa).   To
       locate  the  files,  ps2pk  uses  the  kpathsea  library  (see the info page on kpathsea).
       Additionally, pfb and pfa files are  searched  for  in  the  directory  specified  in  the
       environment  variable  T1INPUTS,  and  afm files are searched in AFMFONTS, if they are set
       (the -v flag will report which filenames are looked for).

       The program will make a pkfont in which the character codes are  derived  from  their  AFM
       (Adobe  Font  Metrics)  defined  values.   This can be overruled by specifying an explicit
       encoding file via the -e option.  The encoding file enc should contain a valid  PostScript
       encoding  containing  PostScript  names  like /hyphen.  Here is an incomplete example (see
       afm2tfm for complete syntax):

              % This is the EC encoding.
              /ECEncoding [          % now 256 chars follow
              % 0x00
                /grave /acute /circumflex /tilde /dieresis /hungarumlaut
                /ring /caron /breve /macron /dotaccent /cedilla
                /ogonek /quotesinglbase /guilsinglleft /guilsinglright

                (Rest of lines omitted.)

              % 0xF0
                /eth /ntilde /ograve /oacute /ocircumflex /otilde
                /odieresis /oe /oslash /ugrave /uacute /ucircumflex
                /udieresis /yacute /thorn /germandbls ] def

       Options and arguments:

       -aAFMfile   Overrules the name that is used to locate the AFM file.

       -eenc       Name of a file containing an encoding scheme (default - the encoding named  in
                   the  AFM-file  is used).  The actual PostScript name of the encoding scheme is
                   written as a "special" at the end of the pkfont.

       -Eextension The extension factor (real value, default 1.0).

       -mmodename  A modename such as would be used by METAFONT (default "Unknown mode").

       -Ppointsize The desired pointsize (real value, default 10.0 points).

       -Rbaseres   The desired base resolution (integer value, default 300 dpi).  If this differs
                   from  the  value  of  xres, the appropriate magnification will be shown in the
                   "specials" at the end of the pkfont. If possible, this will be expressed as  a
                   magstep,  otherwise  as  a  real number. For example, a pkfont with an xres of
                   329, using the default base resolution of 300, will include the "special" text
                   "mag=magstep(0.5)" at the end of the font.

       -raspectratio
                   The  desired  aspect  ratio  (expression, integerY/integerX, default 300/300).
                   This will be shown in the "specials" at the end of the  pkfont.   Setting  the
                   aspect  ratio  creates  a  value for yres but an explicit yres value will take
                   precedence.  Argument must be in "" if spaces are left around `/'.

       -Sslant     The slant (real value, default 0.0).

       -Xxres      The resolution in the X direction (integer value, default 300 dpi).

       -Yyres      The resolution in the Y direction (integer value, default the value of  xres).
                   If  yres  differs  from xres, a "special" text giving the aspect ratio will be
                   written at the end of the pkfont.

       -v          Verbose flag. (Tells what the program is doing.)

       type1       The name of the PostScript type1 font.  The  name  of  the  AFM-file  will  be
                   constructed  from  this name by removing the extension (if suplied) and adding
                   ".afm".  The PostScript "FontName" is extracted from the AFM-file and  written
                   into a "special" at the end of the pkfont.

       [pkfont]    The name of the resulting pkfont can be overruled with this name.  The default
                   name of pkfont is derived from the basename of the type1 font,  the  pointsize
                   and  xres.  For example `ps2pk -P17.28 Utopia-Regular' will result in `Utopia-
                   Regular17.300pk'.  An explicit value for the name of the pkfont  is  necessary
                   when the type1 font name already shows the point size, otherwise the pointsize
                   value is catenated on to the pkfont basename which  is  usually  not  what  is
                   wanted.

       The  following  PK  "specials"  provide  an  internal  check on the characteristics of the
       pkfont, in accordance with the recommendations  of  the  TeX  Working  Group  on  the  TeX
       Directory Standard (TWG-TDS):
       "fontid=FontName", "codingscheme=Encoding", "fontfacebyte", "mag", "mode=(ps2pk)modename",
       "pixels-per-inch", and "aspect-ratio" if it is other than unity.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

       This program uses the Type1 hinting and rendering  software  IBM  has  donated  to  the  X
       Consortium.

SEE ALSO

       `METAFONT: The Program', Donald Knuth.
       `The GFtoPK processor', belonging to the METAFONTware.
       `Adobe Font Metric Files', Version 3.0, PostScript Developer
       Support Group.
       afm2tfm(1)
       pk2bm(1)
       kpsewhich(1)
       info kpathsea

VERSION

       1.4 (January 1994)

AUTHOR

       Piet  Tutelaers,  modified  for  ps2pkm  by Pierre A. Mackay.  This manpage was adapted to
       teTeX by Frank Kuester.

       Maintained in TeX Live; please send bug reports or other correspondence  to  tex-k@tug.org
       (http://lists.tug.org/tex-k).

                                            1 Feb 2016                                   PS2PK(1)