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AFMTODIT(1)							   AFMTODIT(1)

       afmtodit - create font files for use with groff -Tps

       afmtodit [ -nsv ] [ -ddesc_file ] [ -eenc_file ] [ -in ] [ -an ]
		afm_file map_file font

       afmtodit creates a font file for use with groff and grops.  afmtodit is
       written	in  perl;  you	must have perl version 3 or newer installed in
       order to run afmtodit.  afm_file is the AFM (Adobe  Font	 Metric)  file
       for the font.  map_file is a file that says which groff character names
       map onto each PostScript character name; this  file  should  contain  a
       sequence of lines of the form

	      ps_char groff_char

       where ps_char is the PostScript name of the character and groff_char is
       the groff name of the character (as used in the groff font file).   The
       same ps_char can occur multiple times in the file; each groff_char must
       occur at most once.  Lines starting with # and blank lines are ignored.
       font  is	 the  groff name of the font.  If a PostScript character is in
       the encoding to be used for the font but is not mentioned  in  map_file
       then  afmtodit will put it in the groff font file as an unnamed charac‐
       ter, which can be accessed by the \N escape  sequence  in  troff.   The
       groff font file will be output to a file called font.

       If  there is a downloadable font file for the font, it may be listed in
       the file /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/download; see grops(1).

       If the -i option is  used,  afmtodit  will  automatically  generate  an
       italic  correction, a left italic correction and a subscript correction
       for each character (the significance of these parameters	 is  explained
       in  groff_font(5));  these  parameters  may be specified for individual
       characters by adding to the afm_file lines of the form:

	      italicCorrection ps_char n
	      leftItalicCorrection ps_char n
	      subscriptCorrection ps_char n

       where ps_char is the PostScript name of the character,  and  n  is  the
       desired	value  of the corresponding parameter in thousandths of an em.
       These parameters are normally  needed  only  for	 italic	 (or  oblique)

       -v     Print version.

       -n     Don't  output  a ligatures command for this font.	 Use this with
	      constant-width fonts.

       -s     The font is special.  The effect of this option is  to  add  the
	      special command to the font file.

	      The device description file is desc_file rather than the default

	      The PostScript font should be  reencoded	to  use	 the  encoding
	      described	 in  enc_file.	The format of enc_file is described in

       -an    Use n as the slant parameter in the font file; this is  used  by
	      groff  in	 the positioning of accents.  By default afmtodit uses
	      the negative of the ItalicAngle specified in the afm file;  with
	      true  italic fonts it is sometimes desirable to use a slant that
	      is less than this.  If you find that characters from  an	italic
	      font  have  accents  placed too far to the right over them, then
	      use the -a option to give the font a smaller slant.

       -in    Generate an italic correction for each  character	 so  that  the
	      character's  width  plus	the  character's  italic correction is
	      equal to n thousandths of an em plus the	amount	by  which  the
	      right  edge  of  the character's bounding is to the right of the
	      character's origin.  If this would result in a  negative	italic
	      correction, use a zero italic correction instead.

	      Also generate a subscript correction equal to the product of the
	      tangent of the slant of the font and four fifths of the x-height
	      of  the  font.   If  this would result in a subscript correction
	      greater than the italic correction, use a	 subscript  correction
	      equal to the italic correction instead.

	      Also  generate a left italic correction for each character equal
	      to n thousandths of an em plus the amount by which the left edge
	      of  the  character's  bounding box is to the left of the charac‐
	      ter's origin.  The left italic correction may be negative.

	      This option is normally needed only  with	 italic	 (or  oblique)
	      fonts.  The font files distributed with groff were created using
	      an option of -i50 for italic fonts.

	      Device description file.

	      Font description file for font F.

	      List of downloadable fonts.

	      Encoding used for text fonts.

	      Standard mapping.

       groff(1), grops(1), groff_font(5), perl(1)

Groff Version 1.18.1		   Nov	2003			   AFMTODIT(1)

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