File: web2c.info, Node: vftovp invocation, Next: vptovf invocation, Prev: pltotf invocation, Up: Font utilities 10.8 VFtoVP: Virtual font to virtual property lists =================================================== VFtoVP translates a virtual font metric (VF, *note Virtual fonts: (dvips)Virtual fonts.) file and its accompanying TeX font metric (TFM, *note Metric files: (dvips)Metric files.) file (as output by VPtoVF, for example) to "virtual property list format" (a list of parenthesized items describing the virtual font) that humans can edit or read. This program is mostly used by people debugging virtual font utilities. Synopsis: vftovp [OPTION]... VFNAME[.vf] [TFMNAME[.tfm] [VPLFILE[.vpl]]] The fonts VFNAME and TFMNAME (extended with `.vf' and `.tfm' if necessary) are searched for in the usual places (*note Supported file formats: (kpathsea)Supported file formats.). To see all the relevant paths, set the environment variable `KPATHSEA_DEBUG' to `-1' before running the program. If TFMNAME is not specified, VFNAME (without a trailing `.vf') is used. If VPLFILE (extended with `.vpl' if necessary) is not specified, the property list file is written to standard output. The property list file can be converted back to VF and TFM format by the companion program VFtoVP (see the next section). The program accepts the following option, as well as the standard `-verbose', `-help' and `-version' (*note Common options::): `-charcode-format=TYPE' Output character codes in the PL file according to TYPE: either `octal' or `ascii'. Default is `ascii' for letters and digits, octal for all other characters. Exception: if the font's coding scheme starts with `TeX math sy' or `TeX math ex', all character codes are output in octal. In `ascii' format, character codes that correspond to graphic characters, except for left and right parentheses, are output as a `C' followed by the single character: `C K', for example. In octal format, character codes are output as the letter `O' followed by octal digits, as in `O 113' for `K'. `octal' format is useful for symbol and other non-alphabetic fonts, where using ASCII characters for the character codes is merely confusing.