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pktype(1)                                                            pktype(1)


       pktype - verify and translate a packed font bitmap file to plain text


       pktype pk_file[pk]


       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or  manual
       Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The  pktype  program translates a packed font file (pk) (output by, for
       example, gftopk(1) to a file that humans can read. It also serves as  a
       pk  file-validating program (i.e., if pktype can read it, it's correct)
       and as an example of a pk-reading program for other software that wants
       to read pk files.

       The  input  pk_file  on  the command line may omit the suffix `pk.  The
       plain text translation is always written to standard output.

       The output file gives a compact encoding of the packed encoding,  using
       conventions  described  in the source code. Run lengths of black pixels
       alternate with parenthesized run lengths of white pixels, and  brackets
       are used to indicate when a row should be repeated.


       pktype looks for pk_file in the usual places according to Kpathsea.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.


       dvitype(1), gftopk(1), gftype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.


       Tomas  Rokicki  wrote the program, Donald E. Knuth originally ported it
       to Unix, Pierre MacKay  originally  adapted  it  for  compilation  with

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