CTAN Update: mf2pt1

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Aug 2 20:15:54 CEST 2011

On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



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 some 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.

Version 2.4.5 incorporates a bug fix from Werner Lemberg
that prevents non-integer arguments from being passed to
hsbw in the definition of ".notdef".  If you have been
receiving "unknown charstring command" messages from t1asm
and/or "Stack underflow on hsbw in .notdef" messages from
FontForge, you should upgrade to this version of mf2pt1.


This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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