opl2ofm translates a property-list format file, OPLFILE, into the binary Omega Font Metric format. The program writes to standard output (by default) or to a file specified as OFMFILE.
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Draft Manual for the Omega System (omega-manual.dvi).
According to the WEB documentation:
The first PLtoTF 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 OPL2OFM.
The primary authors of Omega are John Plaice