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ovf2ovp(1)                           Omega                          ovf2ovp(1)



NAME
       ovf2ovp - convert a virtual font file and its associated font metric file into property-list format


SYNOPSIS
       ovf2ovp [ OPTION... ] OVFNAME[.ovf] [ [ OFMNAME[.ofm] ] [ OVPFILE[.ovp] ] ]


DESCRIPTION
       ovf2ovp  translates a virtual font (OVF) file, OVFNAME, and its companion font metric (OFM) file, OFMNAME, into
       a human-readable property-list format.  The program writes to standard output (by default) or to a file  speci-
       fied as OVPNAME.

       The  program also works with TeX VF and TFM files, producing TeX VP files.  (ovf2ovp is based on the WEB source
       code for vftovp(1).)


OPTIONS
       -charcode-format=TYPE
              output character codes according to TYPE, which can be either  'hex'  or  'ascii'.   Default  is  'hex'.
              ascii specifes all ASCII letters and digits; hex gets you everything else.


       -help  display a brief summary of syntax and options

       -verbose
              display progress reports

       -version
              output version information and exit



FILES
       OVPFILE
              Omega Virtual Property List file

       OFMNAME
              Omega Font Metric file

       OVFNAME
              Omega Virtual Font file


BUGS
       None  known, but report any found to <omegaATens.fr> (mailing list).  You should also check to see if the bug is
       also in vftovp(1).


SEE ALSO
       omega(1), ofm2opl(1), ovp2ovf(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vftovp(1), vptovf(1)

       Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).

       Web page: <http://www.gutenberg.eu.org/omega/>;


AUTHOR
       According to the WEB documentation:

              VFtoVP is an extended version of the program TFtoPL, which is part of the  standard  tex()ware  library.
              The  idea  of  a  virtual  font was inspired by the work of David R. Fuchs who designed a similar set of
              conventions in 1984 while developing a device driver for ArborText, Inc.  He wrote  a  somewhat  similar
              program called AMFtoXPL.

       The  primary  authors  of Omega are John Plaice <plaiceATcse.au> and Yannis Haralambous <yannis@fluxus-
       virus.com>.

       This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <cmcATdebian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux  system.   It  may  be
       used by other distributions without contacting the author.  Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my
       fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me  (and  not  to  the  primary
       author).




Omega                           September 2000                      ovf2ovp(1)