File: web2c.info, Node: gftopk invocation, Next: pktogf invocation, Prev: Font file formats, Up: Font utilities 10.2 GFtoPK: Generic to packed font conversion ============================================== GFtoPK converts a generic font (GF) file output by, for example, Metafont (*note mf invocation::) to a packed font (PK) file. PK files are considerably smaller than the corresponding gf files, so they are generally the bitmap font format of choice. Some DVI-processing programs, notably Dvips, only support PK files and not GF files. Synopsis: gftopk [OPTION]... GFNAME.DPI[gf] [PKFILE] The font GFNAME is searched for in the usual places (*note Glyph lookup: (kpathsea)Glyph lookup.). To see all the relevant paths, set the environment variable `KPATHSEA_DEBUG' to `-1' before running the program. The suffix `gf' is supplied if not already present. This suffix is not an extension; no `.' precedes it: for instance, `cmr10.600gf'. If PKFILE is not specified, the output is written to the basename of `GFNAME.DPIpk', e.g., `gftopk /wherever/cmr10.600gf' creates `./cmr10.600pk'. The only options are `--verbose', `--help', and `--version' (*note Common options::).