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ovp2ovf(1)                           Omega                          ovp2ovf(1)



NAME
       ovp2ovf - convert a virtual property-list file into a virtual font file and its associated font metric file


SYNOPSIS
       ovp2ovf [ OPTION... ] OVPFILE[.ovp] [ [ OVFFILE[.ovf] ] [ OFMFILE[.ofm] ] ]


DESCRIPTION
       ovp2ovf  translates a human-readable virtual property list (OVP) file, OVPFILE, into a virtual font (OVF) file,
       OVFFILE and its companion font metric (OFM) file, OFMFILE.

       The program also works with TeX VP files, producing VF and TFM files.  (ovp2ovf is based on the WEB source code
       for vptovf(1).)


OPTIONS
       -help  display a brief summary of syntax and options

       -verbose
              display progress reports

       -version
              output version information and exit



FILES
       OFMFILE
              Omega Font Metric file

       OVFFILE
              Omega Virtual Font file

       OVPFILE
              Omega Virtual Property List file


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


SEE ALSO
       omega(1), ofm2opl(1), ovf2ovp(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:

              VPtoVF is an extended version of the program PLtoTF, which is part  of  the  standard  TeXware  library.
              OVP2OVF  is an extended version of VPtoVF that allows much larger fonts.  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  develop-
              ing a device driver for ArborText, Inc.  He wrote a somewhat similar program called PLFONT.

       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                      ovp2ovf(1)