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           ps2pk  [  -v  ]  [  -eenc  ]  [ -Xxres ] [ -Eexpansion ] [ -Sslant  ] [
           -Ppointsize ] [ -Rbaseres ] [ -raspectratio  ] [ -Yyres ] [ -aAFMfile ]
           [ -mmodename ] type1 [pkfont]


           This program renders a given type1 PostScript font at a given pointsize
           (default 10.0 points)  and  resolution  (default  300dpi)  into  a  TeX
           To generate the pkfont ps2pk needs a valid type1 font file (for example
           Utopia-Regular, Utopia-Regula.pfb or Utopia-Regula.pfa) and its  corre-
           sponding AFM-file (Utopia-Regular.afm) with the font metrics.  The pro-
           gram accepts both the binary type1 format (Utopia-Regula.pfb)  and  its
           ASCII  equivalent (Utopia-Regular or Utopia-Regula.pfa).  To locate the
           files, ps2pk uses the kpathsea library (see the info page on kpathsea).
           Additionally, pfb and pfa files are searched for in the directory spec-
           ified in the environment variable T1INPUTS, and afm files are  searched
           in  AFMFONTS,  if they are set (the -v flag will report which filenames
           are looked for).
           The program will make a pkfont in which the character codes are derived
           from  their AFM (Adobe Font Metrics) defined values.  This can be over-
           ruled by specifying an explicit encoding file via the -e  option.   The
           encoding file enc should contain a valid PostScript encoding containing
           PostScript names like /hyphen.  Here  is  an  incomplete  example  (see
           afm2tfm for complete syntax):
                  % This is the EC encoding.
                  /ECEncoding [          % now 256 chars follow
                  % 0x00
                    /grave /acute /circumflex /tilde /dieresis /hungarumlaut
                    /ring /caron /breve /macron /dotaccent /cedilla
                    /ogonek /quotesinglbase /guilsinglleft /guilsinglright
                    (Rest of lines omitted.)
                  % 0xF0
                    /eth /ntilde /ograve /oacute /ocircumflex /otilde
                    /odieresis /oe /oslash /ugrave /uacute /ucircumflex
                    /udieresis /yacute /thorn /germandbls ] def
           Options and arguments:
           -aAFMfile   Overrules the name that is used to locate the AFM file.
           -eenc       Name of a file containing an encoding scheme (default - the
                       encoding named  in  the  AFM-file  is  used).   The  actual
                       PostScript  name  of  the  encoding  scheme is written as a
                       "special" at the end of the pkfont.
                       end of the pkfont. If possible, this will be expressed as a
                       magstep,  otherwise as a real number. For example, a pkfont
                       with an xres of 329, using the default base  resolution  of
                       300,  will include the "special" text "mag=magstep(0.5)" at
                       the end of the font.
                       The desired aspect  ratio  (expression,  integerY/integerX,
                       default  300/300).  This will be shown in the "specials" at
                       the end of the pkfont.  Setting the aspect ratio creates  a
                       value  for yres but an explicit yres value will take prece-
                       dence.  Argument must be in "" if spaces  are  left  around
           -Sslant     The slant (real value, default 0.0).
           -Xxres      The  resolution  in the X direction (integer value, default
                       300 dpi).
           -Yyres      The resolution in the Y direction (integer  value,  default
                       the  value of xres). If yres differs from xres, a "special"
                       text giving the aspect ratio will be written at the end  of
                       the pkfont.
           -v          Verbose flag. (Tells what the program is doing.)
           type1       The  name  of  the  PostScript type1 font.  The name of the
                       AFM-file will be constructed from this name by removing the
                       extension  (if  suplied) and adding ".afm".  The PostScript
                       "FontName" is extracted from the AFM-file and written  into
                       a "special" at the end of the pkfont.
           [pkfont]    The name of the resulting pkfont can be overruled with this
                       name.  The default name of pkfont is derived from the base-
                       name  of the type1 font, the pointsize and xres.  For exam-
                       ple 'ps2pk -P17.28 Utopia-Regular' will result in  'Utopia-
                       Regular17.300pk'.   An  explicit  value for the name of the
                       pkfont is necessary when the type1 font name already  shows
                       the  point size, otherwise the pointsize value is catenated
                       on to the pkfont basename which  is  usually  not  what  is
           The following PK "specials" provide an internal check on the character-
           istics of the pkfont, in accordance with the recommendations of the TeX
           'Adobe Font Metric Files', Version 3.0, PostScript Developer
           Support Group.
           info kpathsea


           1.4 (January 1994)


           Piet Tutelaers <>.  Modified for  ps2pkm  by  Pierre  A.
           Mackay <>, This manpage was adapted to teTeX by
           Frank Kuester <>.
                                          TeX                             PS2PK(1)

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