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opl2ofm(1)                           Omega                          opl2ofm(1)




NAME

       opl2ofm  -  convert  Omega  and  TeX property-list files to font-metric
       files



SYNOPSIS

       opl2ofm [OPTIONS] OPLFILE[.opl] [OFMFILE[.ofm]]



DESCRIPTION

       opl2ofm translates a  property-list  format  file,  OPLFILE,  into  the
       binary Omega Font Metric format.  The program writes to standard output
       (by default) or to a file specified as OFMFILE.

       The program also works with TeX PL  files,  producing  TeX  TFM  files.
       (opl2ofm is based on the WEB source code for pltotf(1).)



OPTIONS

       -help  display a brief summary of syntax and options

       -verbose
              display progress reports

       -version
              output version information and exit




BUGS

       None known, but report any found to <omega@ens.fr> (mailing list).  You
       should also check to see if the bug is present in pltotf(1).



SEE ALSO

       omega(1), ofm2opl(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1).

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

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



AUTHOR

       According to the WEB documentation:

              The first PLtoTF program was designed by Leo Guibas in the  sum-
              mer of 1978.  Contributions by Frank Liang, Doug Wyatt, and Lyle
              Ramshaw also had a significant effect on the  evolution  of  the
              present code.

              Extensions for an enhanced ligature mechanism were added by D.E.
              Knuth in 1989.

              Extensions to handle extended font metric files  (``OFM'')  were
              added  by John Plaice in December 1995 and January 1996, result-
              ing in the new program OPL2OFM.

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

       This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <cmc@debian.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                      opl2ofm(1)

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