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


       vftovp   [   -charcode-format=format   ]   [  -verbose  ]  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 to -charcode-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 the -verbose 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.