CTAN package update: mf2pt1

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Mar 1 15:37:39 CET 2005

A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your
favorite mirror.

Thank you for the upload,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: mf2pt1
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /support/mf2pt1/
Summary description: Produce PostScript Type 1 fonts directly from 
  Metafont source
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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mf2pt1 facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts
directly from a Metafont source file without losing
quality to autotracers.  mf2pt1 is not, as the name may
imply, an automatic converter of arbitrary Metafont
fonts to Type 1 format.  The program imposes a number
of restrictions on the Metafont input.  If these
restrictions are met, mf2pt1 will produce valid Type 1
output with more accurate control points than can be
reverse-engineered by TeXtrace, mftrace, and other
programs which convert bitmaps to outline fonts.

Version 2.0 sports the following improvements over the
previous version:

  * A new --rounding option enables control points to
    be placed with higher precision.

  * Fonts are automatically run through t1asm to
    convert them from "disassembled" format to true
    .pfb font files.

  * Fonts are automatically run through FontForge, if
    available, to clean up curves and automatically add
    font-hinting information.  A new --ffscript option
    lets the user override the default FontForge

  * mf2pt1 includes a workaround for a MetaPost
    "turningnumber" bug.

  * A new "glyph_name" command and "asis" encoding
    vector enable font programs to specify their own
    encodings -- useful for creating a large font out
    of multiple 256-character fonts.

  * mf2pt1 now supports an encoding vector for TeX T1
    (i.e., 8-bit) encoding.

  * There are various bug fixes, code cleanups, and
    documentation improvements.

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