vptovf - convert virtual property lists to virtual font metrics
vptovf [ __-verbose__? vpl_name[.vpl?
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The vptovf program translates a (human-oriented)
property list file to a pair of (program-oriented) files in
the VF (virtual font) and TFM (TEX font metric) formats.
Thus, a virtual font file can be edited and its exact
contents can be displayed mnemonically. New virtual fonts,
which map characters as seen by TEX into an arbitrary
sequence of low-level typesetting operations, can also be
created in this way.
All three filenames, vpl_name, vf_name, and
tfm_name, are extended with the appropriate suffix,
if they lack one.
Without the -verbose option, vptovf operates
silently. With it, a banner and progress report are printed
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, based in part on an idea
of David Fuchs, starting with the code for pltotf(1).
Karl Berry adapted it for compilation with