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           afmtodit [ -ckmnsvx ] [ -a n ] [ -d desc_file ] [ -e enc_file ]
                    [ -f internal_name ] [ -i n ] [ -o out_file ] afm_file
                    map_file font
           The  whitespace  between  a  command  line  option  and its argument is


           afmtodit creates a font file for use with groff and grops.  afmtodit is
           written in perl; you must have perl version 5.004 or newer installed in
           order to run afmtodit.
           afm_file is the AFM (Adobe Font Metric) file for the font.
           map_file is a file that says which groff character names map onto  each
           PostScript character name; this file should contain a sequence of lines
           of the form
                  ps_char groff_char
           where ps_char is the PostScript name of the character and groff_char is
           the  groff name of the character (as used in the groff font file).  The
           same ps_char can occur multiple times in the file; each groff_char must
           occur at most once.  Lines starting with # and blank lines are ignored.
           If the file isn't found in the current directory, it is searched in the
           'devps/generate' subdirectory of the default font directory.
           If  a  PostScript character is not mentioned in map_file, and a generic
           groff glyph name can't be deduced using  the  Adobe  Glyph  List  (AGL,
           built  into afmtodit), then afmtodit puts the PostScript character into
           the groff font file as an unnamed character which can only be  accessed
           by  the  \N  escape sequence in troff.  In particular, this is true for
           glyph variants like ''; all glyph names containing one  or  more
           periods are mapped to unnamed entities.  If option -e is not specified,
           the encoding defined in the AFM file (i.e., entries  with  non-negative
           character  codes)  is used.  Please refer to section 'Using Symbols' in
           the groff info file which describes how  groff  glyph  names  are  con-
           Characters  not encoded in the AFM file (i.e., entries which have -1 as
           the character code) are still available in groff; they get glyph  index
           values  greater  than  255  (or greater than the biggest character code
           used in the AFM file in the unlikely case that it is greater than  255)
           in  the  groff  font file.  Glyph indices of unencoded characters don't
           have a specific order; it is best to access them with glyph names only.
           The groff font file will be output to a file called font, unless the -o
           option is used.
           If there is a downloadable font file for the font, it may be listed  in
           the file /usr/share/groff/1.21/font/devps/download; see grops(1).


           -an    Use n as the slant parameter in the font file; this is  used  by
                  groff  in  the positioning of accents.  By default afmtodit uses
                  the negative of the ItalicAngle specified in the afm file;  with
                  true  italic fonts it is sometimes desirable to use a slant that
                  is less than this.  If you find that characters from  an  italic
                  font  have  accents  placed too far to the right over them, then
                  use the -a option to give the font a smaller slant.
           -c     Include comments in the font file in order to  identify  the  PS
                  The device description file is desc_file rather than the default
                  DESC.  If not found in the current directory, the 'devps' subdi-
                  rectory  of the default font directory is searched (this is true
                  for both the default device description file and  a  file  given
                  with option -d).
                  The  PostScript  font  should  be  reencoded to use the encoding
                  described in enc_file.  The format of enc_file is  described  in
                  grops(1).   If  not  found in the current directory, the 'devps'
                  subdirectory of the default font directory is searched.
           -fname The internal name of the groff font is set to name.
           -in    Generate an italic correction for each  character  so  that  the
                  character's  width  plus  the  character's  italic correction is
                  equal to n thousandths of an em plus the  amount  by  which  the
                  right  edge  of  the character's bounding box is to the right of
                  the character's origin.  If this  would  result  in  a  negative
                  italic correction, use a zero italic correction instead.
                  Also generate a subscript correction equal to the product of the
                  tangent of the slant of the font and four fifths of the x-height
                  of  the  font.   If  this would result in a subscript correction
                  greater than the italic correction, use a  subscript  correction
                  equal to the italic correction instead.
                  Also  generate a left italic correction for each character equal
                  to n thousandths of an em plus the amount by which the left edge
                  of  the  character's  bounding box is to the left of the charac-
                  ter's origin.  The left italic correction may be negative unless
                  option -m is given.
                  This  option  is  normally  needed only with italic (or oblique)
                  fonts.  The font files distributed with groff were created using
                  an option of -i50 for italic fonts.
                  special command to the font file.
           -v     Print version.
           -x     Don't use the built-in Adobe Glyph List.


                  Device description file.
                  Font description file for font F.
                  List of downloadable fonts.
                  Encoding used for text fonts.
                  Standard mapping.


           groff(1), grops(1), groff_font(5), perl(1)
           The groff info file, section 'Using Symbols'.

    Groff Version 1.21 31 December 2010 AFMTODIT(1)


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