CTAN Update: mf2pt1

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 3 07:14:38 CEST 2012

On Mon, 2 Jul 2012 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 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.

Version 2.5 fixes a pair of bugs that led to glyph widths being
slightly larger than intended.  Thanks to Michael Ummels for the


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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