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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 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.  font is the groff name of the font.	  If  a	 Post‐
       Script  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	character,  which  can	be  accessed  by the \N escape
       sequence in troff.  The groff font file will be output to a file called

       If  there is a downloadable font file for the font, it may be listed in
       the   file    /usr/local/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devps/download;	   see

       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 1.17.2		 27 June 2001			   AFMTODIT(1)
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