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NAME

       pltotf - convert property list files to TeX font metric (tfm) format

SYNOPSIS

       pltotf [-verbose] pl_file_name[.pl] [tfm_file_name[.tfm]]

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 pltotf program translates  a  (human-oriented)  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).

       The pl_file_name is extended with .pl if it lacks a suffix. No path searching is done.

       If no tfm_file_name is given, the basename of  pl_file_name  with  suffix  .tfm  is  used;
       otherwise tfm_file_name is extended with .tfm if it lacks a suffix.

OPTIONS

       Without  the  -verbose  option,  pltotf operates silently.  With it, a banner and progress
       report are printed on stdout.

SEE ALSO

       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.

AUTHORS

       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.