GFTOPK(1)                                               GFTOPK(1)

       gftopk - convert generic font files to packed font files

       gftopk [ -v ] gf_file_name [ pk_file_name ]

       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The com-
       plete documentation for this version of TeX can  be  found
       in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The gftopk program converts a generic font file output by,
       for example, mf(1), to a packed font file for use by  DVI-
       reading  programs.  Packed  font files (pk files) are much
       smaller than the corresponding gf files, so they are  gen-
       erally the font format of choice.

       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.   The   pk_file_name
       defaults  to the same (stripped) name as gf_file_name, and
       it is placed in the current working directory with the  pk
       suffix   replacing   gf.   For  example,  the  input  file
       cmr10.300gf would become cmr10.300pk.

       Unless the -v switch is given, gftopk  operates  silently.
       With  -v, the version number of the program and statistics
       about the packing are output to stdout.

       gftopk looks for gf_file_name first in the current  direc-
       tory.  If it is not present there, it uses the environment
       variable GFFONTS.  If that is not set, it uses  the  vari-
       able  TEXFONTS.   If  that  is not set, it uses the system

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

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

       Tomas Rokicki 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

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