CTAN package update: mf2pt1

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed May 30 16:48:46 CEST 2007

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

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

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

Announcement text: 
mf2pt1 facilitates producing PostScript Type 1 fonts from a Metafont
source file.  mf2pt1's advantage over tools such as TeXtrace and
mftrace is that it does not rely on bitmap tracing and therefore can
produce higher-quality Type 1 fonts than trace-based tools.  The catch
is that mf2pt1 imposes a number of restrictions on the Metafont input
so it is not, as the name may imply, an automatic converter of
arbitrary Metafont fonts to Type 1 format.

This update fixes a few minor bugs and adds support for a new --bpppix
command-line option that lets the user specify the number of "big"
points per pixel that MetaPost utilizes.

This package is located at 
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(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
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