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NAME

       mmpfb - creates single-master fonts from multiple master fonts

SYNOPSIS

       mmpfb [OPTIONS...]  font

DESCRIPTION

       Mmpfb  creates  a  normal,  single-master  PostScript  font from a multiple master font by
       interpolation. You pass it a PFB or PFA font and options specifying the design  point  you
       want; it writes the resulting PFB or PFA font to the standard output.

       The  fonts  mmpfb  creates  are  interpolated  at  a  low  level to remove multiple master
       instructions from individual characters. Therefore, they can  be  used  by  programs  that
       don't normally understand multiple master fonts, like ps2pk(1).

       Mmpfb  supports fonts with intermediate masters, like Adobe Jenson and Kepler. It can also
       create AMCP (Adobe Multiple Master Conversion Program) files  for  use  by  mmafm(1);  see
       --amcp-info below.

       The font argument is either the name of a PFA or PFB font file, or a PostScript font name.
       If you give a font name, mmpfb will find the actual outline file using the  PSRESOURCEPATH
       environment  variable.  This  colon-separated  path  is searched for `PSres.upr' files, an
       Adobe method for indexing PostScript resources.

       You  can   also   give   the   name   of   a   multiple   master   font   instance,   like
       `MinionMM_367_400_12_'.   Mmpfb will parse the font name and create that instance for you.
       `PSres.upr' files must be set up for this to work.

EXAMPLE

       % mmpfb --weight=400 --width=600 MyriadMM.pfb > MyriadMM_400_600_.pfb

OPTIONS

       Long options may be abbreviated to their unique prefixes.

       --output=file, -o file
            Send output to file instead of standard output.

       --pfb, -b
            Output a PFB font. This is the default.

       --pfa, -a
            Output a PFA font.

       --amcp-info
            Do not create a font; instead, output an AMCP file for use by mmafm(1).  A message is
            printed  if the font doesn't have intermediate masters, in which case no AMCP file is
            necessary.

       --weight=N, -w N
            Set the weight axis to N.

       --width=N, -W N
            Set the width axis to N.

       --optical-size=N, -O N
            Set the optical size axis to N.

       --style=N
            Set the style axis to N.

       --1=N (--2=N, --3=N, --4=N)
            Set the first (second, third, fourth) axis to N.

       --precision=N, -p N
            Set the output precision to N.  Higher values mean the control points in  the  output
            font  will  be more exactly aligned; lower values (1 or 2) create smaller output font
            files, and are close enough for most purposes. A precision of N means that each point
            will  be  within  1/N  font  units  of  the exact interpolated value. (A font unit is
            generally 1/7200 inch for a 10-point font.) The default is 5.

       --subrs=N
            Limit the output font to at most N subroutines. 256 is a good value for N.

       --no-minimize
            Do not  minimize  the  output  font  definition.  By  default,  mmpfb  removes  extra
            PostScript  code  and dictionary definitions from the font.  Supply the --no-minimize
            option to avoid this behavior.

TROUBLESHOOTING

       The "IBM" Type 1 font interpreter shipped as part of the X font server  and  ps2pk  (among
       others) is inappropriately strict about PostScript code embedded in a font. The --minimize
       option (now the default) fixes this problem.

       Some versions of Adobe Acrobat Distiller may report "Warning:  unable  to  embed  font  X.
       Invalid  character  outline data" when distilling an instance generated by mmpfb.  This is
       due to a limitation in the number of font  subroutines  Distiller  can  accept.  (Multiple
       master  fonts,  and  the  single-master  fonts  generated  by mmpfb, tend to have a lot of
       subroutines.) Try limiting the number of  subroutines  in  the  generated  font  with  the
       --subrs option.

SEE ALSO

       mmafm(1)

DIAGNOSTICS

       reducing font to minimum number of subroutines (N)
            You  tried  to  reduce  the  number  of  subroutines to less than N using the --subrs
            option, but the font needs at least N to  function.  The  output  font  will  have  N
            subroutines.

AUTHOR

       Eddie Kohler, ekohler@gmail.com

       The latest version is available from:
       http://www.lcdf.org/type/

       Thanks to Melissa O'Neill for suggestions and patient debugging.