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NAME

       gftype - translate a generic font file for humans to read

SYNOPSIS

       gftype [-i] [-m] gf_file_name [output_file_name]

DESCRIPTION

       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 gftype program translates a gf (generic font) file output by, for example, mf(1), to a
       file  that  humans  can  read.   It  also serves as a gf file-validating program (i.e., if
       gftype can read it, it's correct) and as an example of  a  gf-reading  program  for  other
       software that wants to read gf files.

       The  gf_file_name  on the command line must be complete. Because the resolution is part of
       the extension, it would not make sense to append a default extension as is done  with  TeX
       or DVI-reading software. If no output_file_name is specified, the output goes to stdout.

OPTIONS

       The  output  file  includes bitmap images of the characters, if -i is given on the command
       line, and a symbolic listing of the gf commands, if -m is specified.

ENVIRONMENT

       gftype looks for gf_file_name using the environment variable GFFONTS.  If that is not set,
       it uses the variable TEXFONTS.  If that is not set, it uses the system default.

SEE ALSO

       dvitype(1), pktype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.

AUTHORS

       David Fuchs and Don Knuth wrote the program.  It was published as part of the Metafontware
       technical report, available from the TeX Users Group.  Paul Richards originally ported  it
       to Unix.