translate a generic font file for humans to read
see also :
dvitype - pktype
[-i] [-m] gf_file_name
add an example, a script, a trick and tips
gftopk .................. TeX
gftype .................. TeX
ghostview ......... ghostview
gid ................ id-utils
gif2tiff ............... tiff
page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete
documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the
info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.
gftype program translates a gf (generic font)
file output by, for example, mf(1), to a file that
humans can read. It also serves as a gf
file-validating program (i.e., if gftype can read it,
it’s correct) and as an example of a gf-reading
program for other software that wants to read gf
gf_file_name on the command line must be complete.
Because the resolution is part of the extension, it would
not make sense to append a default extension as is done with
TeX or DVI-reading software. If no output_file_name
is specified, the output goes to stdout.
The output file
includes bitmap images of the characters, if -i
is given on the command line, and a symbolic listing of the
gf commands, if -m is specified.
gftype looks for gf_file_name using the environment
variable GFFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the variable
TEXFONTS. If that is not set, it uses the system default.
Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.
David Fuchs and
Don Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the
Metafontware technical report, available from the TeX
Users Group. Paul Richards originally ported it to Unix.