CTAN has a new package: fontools

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue May 3 17:42:34 CEST 2005

The package described below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should
soon be at your favorite mirror.

Thanks for the upload,
Jim Hefferon


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

Name of contribution: fontools
Author's name: Marc Penninga
Location on CTAN: /fonts/utilities/fontools/
Summary description: Tools to simplify using fonts (especially 
  Truetype/Opentype ones) with Latex and fontinst.
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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This package provides a few tools to ease using fonts (especially 
Truetype/Opentype ones) with Latex and fontinst:

AFM2AFM - reencode .afm files; designed to replace fontinst's \reencodefont 
  for big .afm files.
AUTOINST - simplify the use of the LCDF TypeTools by creating a command 
  file for otftotfm, plus .fd and .sty files.
CMAP2ENC - convert glyph indices in TrueType fonts without glyph names 
  (such as Linotype Palatino) to Adobe glyph names.
FONT2AFM - create font metrics; this is just a wrapper script around 
  tools such as pf2afm, ttf2afm, pfm2kpx and ot2kpx.
OT2KPX - extract all kerning pairs from an OpenType font. 
PFM2KPX - extract all kerning pairs from buggy .pfm files (the ones 
  where pf2afm complains ".notdef character occurred among kern pairs").
SHOWGLYPHS - create a pdf file that shows all glyphs in a font.

Please see the documentation of the individual programs for further  
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You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

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