pktogf - convert packed font files to generic font files
pktogf [ __-v__? pk_file_name ''gf_file_name''?
This manual 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
The pktogf program converts a packed font file
(pk) to a generic font file (gf). Packed font
files are much smaller than the corresponding gf
files, but some DVI readers only understand gf
The pk_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. The
gf_file_name defaults to the same (stripped) name as
pk_file_name, and it is placed in the current working
directory with the gf suffix replacing pk. For
example, the input file io.300pk would become
Unless the -v switch is given, pktogf operates
silently. With -v, the version number of the program
and statistics about the unpacking are output to
pktogf looks for pk_file_name using the
environment variable PKFONTS. If that is not set, it uses
the variable TEXPKS. If that is not set, it uses TEXFONTS.
If that is not set, it uses the system default.
See tex(1) for the details of the
gftopk(1), gftype(1), pktype(1).
Donald E. Knuth et al., M ETAFONT
Tomas Rokicki wrote the program. Pierre !MacKay? adapted it
for compilation with web2c.