VPTOVF(1)                                               VPTOVF(1)

NAME
       vptovf  -  convert  virtual property lists to virtual font
       metrics

SYNOPSIS
       vptovf   [   -verbose   ]   vpl_name[.vpl]   vfm_name[.vf]
       tfm_name[.tfm]

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  vptovf program translates a (human-oriented) property
       list file to a pair of (program-oriented) files in the  VF
       (virtual  font) and TFM (TeX font metric) formats. Thus, a
       virtual font file can be edited and its exact contents can
       be  displayed  mnemonically.  New virtual fonts, which map
       characters as seen by TeX into an  arbitrary  sequence  of
       low-level  typesetting  operations, can also be created in
       this way.

       All three filenames, vpl_name, vf_name, and tfm_name,  are
       extended with the appropriate suffix, if they lack one.

OPTIONS
       Without  the  -verbose  option,  vptovf operates silently.
       With it, a banner and progress report are printed on  std-
       out.

SEE ALSO
       pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vftovp(1).

AUTHORS
       Donald  E.  Knuth  wrote  the program, based in part on an
       idea of David Fuchs, starting with the code for pltotf(1).
       Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with web2c.

Web2C 7.3                16 December 1994                       1