ovf2ovp(1) Omega ovf2ovp(1)
ovf2ovp - convert a virtual font file and its associated font metric
file into property-list format
ovf2ovp [ OPTION... ] OVFNAME[.ovf] [ [ OFMNAME[.ofm] ] [ OVPFILE[.ovp]
ovf2ovp translates a virtual font (OVF) file, OVFNAME, and its compan-
ion font metric (OFM) file, OFMNAME, into a human-readable property-
list format. The program writes to standard output (by default) or to
a file specified as OVPNAME.
The program also works with TeX VF and TFM files, producing TeX VP
files. (ovf2ovp is based on the WEB source code for vftovp(1).)
output character codes according to TYPE, which can be either
‘hex’ or ‘ascii’. Default is ‘hex’. ascii specifes all ASCII
letters and digits; hex gets you everything else.
-help display a brief summary of syntax and options
display progress reports
output version information and exit
Omega Virtual Property List file
Omega Font Metric file
Omega Virtual Font file
None known, but report any found to <firstname.lastname@example.org> (mailing list). You
should also check to see if the bug is also in vftovp(1).
omega(1), ofm2opl(1), ovp2ovf(1), pltotf(1), tftopl(1), vftovp(1),
Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).
Web page: <http://www.gutenberg.eu.org/omega/>
According to the WEB documentation:
VFtoVP is an extended version of the program TFtoPL, which is
part of the standard tex()ware library. The idea of a virtual
font was inspired by the work of David R. Fuchs who designed a
similar set of conventions in 1984 while developing a device
driver for ArborText, Inc. He wrote a somewhat similar program
The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice <email@example.com>
and Yannis Haralambous <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <email@example.com>, 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 ovf2ovp(1)
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