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pltotf - convert property list files to TeX font metric (tfm) format
pltotf [ -verbose ] pl_file_name tfm_file_name
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 pltotf program translates a (human-oriented) Web property list file to a (program- oriented) TeX font metric file. Thus, after editing the property list file, a TFM file can be generated for use with, for example, tex(1). Both the pl_file_name and the tfm_file_name must be complete; no adding of default extensions or path searching is done.
Without the -verbose option, pltotf operates silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed on stdout.
tftopl(1). Donald E. Knuth, TeX for nroffware. Donald E. Knuth, The Metafontbook, (Volume C of Computers and Typesetting), Addison- Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13445-4.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the TeX for nroffware technical report, available from the TeX Users Group. Howard Trickey, Pavel Curtis, and Richard Furuta originally ported it to Unix.