CTAN has a new package: t1infos

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Thu Aug 19 21:47:07 CEST 2004

A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should soon make its
way to your favorite mirror.

Thank you for the upload,
Jim Hefferon

The author provides this information:

       Two little programs written in C (using the t1lib) for scanning Type 1 
   fonts, and
	 a) compute the "black area" of each glyph, with how much percent of 
   the square
	    containing the glyph is black.
	 b) checking if the "extremas" (see Adobe Type 1 specifications) of 
   the outline are
	    correct, and tell which one are missing.

       A postscript dictionary containing three algorithms for "automatic
       (the kerning is computed "on the fly" instead of being pre-computed by 
   an external
       software like TeX, groff or lout; very useful for some PostScript 
       two of them are quite classical ; one is original and is 
       The postscript file contains both a demonstration code and the 
   dictionary itself;
       thus it can be previewed with gv.

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