afmtodit

AFMTODIT(1)                 General Commands Manual                AFMTODIT(1)



NAME
       afmtodit - create font files for use with groff -Tps

SYNOPSIS
       afmtodit [ -nsv ] [ -ddesc_file ] [ -eenc_file ] [ -in ] [ -an ]
                afm_file map_file font

DESCRIPTION
       afmtodit creates a font file for use with groff and grops.  afmtodit is
       written in perl; you must have perl version 3 or newer installed in
       order to run afmtodit.  afm_file is the AFM (Adobe Font Metric) file
       for the font.  map_file is a file that says which groff character names
       map onto each PostScript character name; this file should contain a
       sequence of lines of the form

              ps_char groff_char

       where ps_char is the PostScript name of the character and groff_char is
       the groff name of the character (as used in the groff font file).  The
       same ps_char can occur multiple times in the file; each groff_char must
       occur at most once.  Lines starting with # and blank lines are ignored.
       font is the groff name of the font.  If a PostScript character is in
       the encoding to be used for the font but is not mentioned in map_file
       then afmtodit will put it in the groff font file as an unnamed
       character, which can be accessed by the \N escape sequence in troff.
       The groff font file will be output to a file called font.

       If there is a downloadable font file for the font, it may be listed in
       the file /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/download; see grops(1).

       If the -i option is used, afmtodit will automatically generate an
       italic correction, a left italic correction and a subscript correction
       for each character (the significance of these parameters is explained
       in groff_font(5)); these parameters may be specified for individual
       characters by adding to the afm_file lines of the form:

              italicCorrection ps_char n
              leftItalicCorrection ps_char n
              subscriptCorrection ps_char n

       where ps_char is the PostScript name of the character, and n is the
       desired value of the corresponding parameter in thousandths of an em.
       These parameters are normally needed only for italic (or oblique)
       fonts.

OPTIONS
       -v     Print version.

       -n     Don't output a ligatures command for this font.  Use this with
              constant-width fonts.

       -s     The font is special.  The effect of this option is to add the
              special command to the font file.

       -ddesc_file
              The device description file is desc_file rather than the default
              DESC.

       -eenc_file
              The PostScript font should be reencoded to use the encoding
              described in enc_file.  The format of enc_file is described in
              grops(1).

       -an    Use n as the slant parameter in the font file; this is used by
              groff in the positioning of accents.  By default afmtodit uses
              the negative of the ItalicAngle specified in the afm file; with
              true italic fonts it is sometimes desirable to use a slant that
              is less than this.  If you find that characters from an italic
              font have accents placed too far to the right over them, then
              use the -a option to give the font a smaller slant.

       -in    Generate an italic correction for each character so that the
              character's width plus the character's italic correction is
              equal to n thousandths of an em plus the amount by which the
              right edge of the character's bounding is to the right of the
              character's origin.  If this would result in a negative italic
              correction, use a zero italic correction instead.

              Also generate a subscript correction equal to the product of the
              tangent of the slant of the font and four fifths of the x-height
              of the font.  If this would result in a subscript correction
              greater than the italic correction, use a subscript correction
              equal to the italic correction instead.

              Also generate a left italic correction for each character equal
              to n thousandths of an em plus the amount by which the left edge
              of the character's bounding box is to the left of the
              character's origin.  The left italic correction may be negative.

              This option is normally needed only with italic (or oblique)
              fonts.  The font files distributed with groff were created using
              an option of -i50 for italic fonts.

FILES
       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/DESC
              Device description file.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/F
              Font description file for font F.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/download
              List of downloadable fonts.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/text.enc
              Encoding used for text fonts.

       /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.1/font/devps/generate/textmap
              Standard mapping.

SEE ALSO
       groff(1), grops(1), groff_font(5), perl(1)



Groff Version 1.18.1.1           01 March 2002                     AFMTODIT(1)