CTAN Update: accfonts

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Wed Apr 8 07:10:13 CEST 2009

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 John Smith submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /fonts/utilities/accfonts
Summary description: Utilities to derive new fonts from existing ones
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
The accfonts package contains three utilities to permit easy manipulation 
of fonts, in particular the creation of unusual accented characters. 
Mkt1font works on Adobe Type 1 fonts, vpl2vpl works on TeX virtual fonts 
and vpl2ovp transforms a TeX font to an Omega one. All three programs 
read in a font (either the font itself or a property list), together with a 
simple definition file containing lines such as ‘128 z acute’; they then write 
out a new version of the font with the requested new characters in the 
numerical slots specified. Great care is taken over the positioning of 
accents, and over the provision of kerning information for new characters; 
mkt1font also generates suitable “hints” to enhance quality at small sizes 
or poor resolutions. The programs are written in Perl.

See the file CHANGES for information about this update.

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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