rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com
Mon Aug 9 22:51:57 CEST 2004
On Sun, 8 Aug 2004, Lars Hellström wrote:
> I have to ftp.dante.de uploaded an archive fontinst.tar.gz into /incoming.
> It contains the new fontinst release (v1.927), and the license is as usual
> the LPPL.
> The main differences to the previous version are:
> * A bug that prevented running fontinst on eTeX has been fixed.
> * The manual has been revised (and is available also as PDF).
> Short quote from the README:
> Fontinst is a program that helps with installing fonts
> for (La)TeX. Since it is written entirely in TeX macros,
> it is completely portable.
> More precisely, fontinst helps mainly with the number
> crunching and shoveling parts of font installation. This
> means in practice that it creates a number of files which
> give the TeX metrics (and related information) for a font
> family that (La)TeX needs to do any typesetting in these
> fonts. Fontinst furthermore makes it easy to create fonts
> containing glyphs from more than one base font, taking
> advantage of e.g. "expert" font sets.
> Fontinst cannot examine files to see if they contain any
> useful information, nor automatically search for files
> or work with binary file formats; those tasks must
> normally be done manually or with the help of some other
> tool, such as the pltotf and vptovf programs.
Thanks for the new version, I installed it as
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