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       gftopk - convert generic font files to packed font files


       gftopk [-v] gf_file_name [pk_file_name]


       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 gftopk program converts a generic font file output by, for example,
       mf(1), to a packed font file for use by  DVI-reading  programs.  Packed
       font files (pk files) are much smaller than the corresponding gf files,
       so they are generally the font format of choice.

       The gf_file_name on the command line must be complete. Because the res-
       olution  is  part of the extension, it would not make sense to append a
       default extension as is done with  TeX  or  DVI-reading  software.  The
       pk_file_name  defaults to the same (stripped) name as gf_file_name, and
       it is placed in the  current  working  directory  with  the  pk  suffix
       replacing  gf.   For  example,  the input file cmr10.300gf would become


       Unless the -v switch is given, gftopk operates silently.  With -v,  the
       version number of the program and statistics about the packing are out-
       put to stdout.


       gftopk looks for gf_file_name first in the current directory.  If it is
       not  present  there, it uses the environment variable GFFONTS.  If that
       is not set, it uses the variable TEXFONTS.  If that is not set, it uses
       the system default.

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


       gftype(1), pktogf(1), pktype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.


       Tomas  Rokicki wrote the program. It was published as part of the Meta-
       fontware technical report, available from the TeX  Users  Group.   Paul
       Richards originally ported it to Unix.

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