ofm2opl translates a binary Omega Font Metrics file, OFMNAME, into a human-readable property-list form. The program writes to standard output (by default) or to a file specified as OPLFILE.
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.
display a brief summary of syntax and options
display progress reports
an Omega Font Metric file
Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).
According to the WEB documentation:
The first TFtoPL program was designed by Leo Guibas in the summer 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, resulting in the new program OFM2OPL.
The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice