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       vftovp - convert virtual font (vf) files to virtual property lists (vpl)


       vftovp [OPTIONS] vf_name[.vf] [tfm_name[.tfm] [vpl_name[.vpl]]]


       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this
       version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The vftovp program translates a (program-oriented) virtual font file and its  accompanying
       TeX font metric file to a (human-oriented) property list file.  Thus, the virtual font can
       be edited, and its exact contents can be displayed mnemonically.  It also serves as a  VF-
       file validating program; if no error messages are given, the input files are correct.

       The filenames are extended with the appropriate extension if necessary.


              The  argument  format specifies how character codes are output in the VPL file.  By
              default, only letters and digits are output using the  C  integer  code  (i.e.,  in
              ASCII);  the  others  are output in octal.  (Unless the font's coding scheme starts
              with TeX math sy or TeX math ex, when all are  output  in  octal.)   If  format  is
              ascii,  all character codes that correspond to graphic characters, besides the left
              and right parentheses, are output in ASCII.  On the other hand, if format is octal,
              all character codes are output in octal.

              Without  this  option,  vftovp  operates  silently.  With it, a banner and progress
              report are printed on stdout.


       vftovp looks for vf_name using the environment variable VFFONTS.  If that is not  set,  it
       uses the variable TEXFONTS.  If that is not set, it uses the system default.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.


       pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vptovf(1).


       Donald  E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea of David Fuchs, starting with
       the code for tftopl(1).  Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with web2c.