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       t1asm - assemble PostScript Type 1 font


       t1asm [-a|-b] [-l length] [input [output]]


       t1asm  assembles  Adobe Type 1 font programs into either PFA (hexadecimal) or PFB (binary)
       formats from a human-readable form. If the file output is not specified output goes to the
       standard output. If the file input is not specified input comes from the standard input.

       t1asm  tokenizes  the  charstring  data  and  performs  eexec and charstring encryption as
       specified in the ``black book,'' Adobe Type 1 Font Format.

       The input must have a line of the form
              /-|{string currentfile exch readstring pop}executeonly def
       which defines the command, in this case `-|', that is to start charstring data. It  is  an
       error not to define such a command. Another common name for this command is `RD'.

       After  the  start  of  the  Subrs array in the input, all open braces `{' not in a comment
       begin a charstring. Such a charstring is terminated by the next  non-comment  close  brace
       `}'.  Within such a charstring, only comments, integers, and valid charstring commands are
       allowed. Valid charstring command names can be found in Adobe Type 1 Font Format and other
       documents  describing  the  newer  Type  2  opcodes.  The  format  within  a charstring is
       unimportant as long as integers and commands are separated by at least  a  one  whitespace
       (space,  tab,  newline)  character.  Note  that within charstrings, comments are discarded
       because they cannot be encoded.


       --pfa, -a
            Output in PFA (ASCII) format.

       --pfb, -b
            Output in PFB (binary) format. This is the default.

       --block-length=num, -l num
            PFB only: Set the maximum output block length to num.  The default length is as large
            as memory allows.

       --line-length=num, -l num
            PFA only: Set the maximum length of encrypted lines in the output to num.  (These are
            the lines consisting wholly of hexadecimal digits.) The default is 64.


       % t1asm Utopia-Regular.raw > Utopia-Regular.pfb
       % t1asm -a Utopia-Regular.raw > Utopia-Regular.pfa


       t1disasm(1), t1ascii(1), t1binary(1), t1unmac(1), t1mac(1)

       Adobe  Type  1  Font  Format   is   available   free   from   Adobe   as   a   PDF   file.

       The Type 2 Charstring Format, also available from Adobe as a PDF file, describes the newer
       Type 2 operators, which are also used in some multiple-master  Type  1  fonts  like  Adobe
       Jenson and Kepler.


       Lee Hetherington (
       Eddie Kohler (