GFTYPE(1)                                               GFTYPE(1)

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 com-
       plete 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  vari-
       able  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 pub-
       lished as  part  of  the  Metafontware  technical  report,
       available  from the TeX Users Group.  Paul Richards origi-
       nally ported it to Unix.

Web2C 7.3                14 December 1993                       1