Font utilities

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8.1.4 Fontwide information options

These options provide a way for you to set the global information in TFM and GF files. They override the default values (which are taken from the input bitmap or TFM files).

`-designsize real'
Set the design size in both the TFM and GF output files to real. You give real in printer's points.

You might want to use this after seeing the Metafont or PostScript fonts output by BZRto, and deciding they look too small. For example, the original Garamond type specimen we scanned was (nominally) printed in 30pt. But when scaled down to 10pt via Metafont, the characters looked too small. So we ran Fontconvert with `-designsize=26' on the bitmap font made from the original image, and then reran Limn, BZRto, and Metafont to see the result. (We settled on 26 after several trials.) See section 3.2 Creating fonts, for a description of all the steps in creating fonts from scanned images.

`-fontdimens fd1:value1,fd2:value2,...'
See section TFM fontdimens.

`-tfm-header name1:value1,name2:value2,...'
Assign each value to the corresponding name in the header information written to the TFM file. The standard TeX names are recognized:

The corresponding value should be an unsigned integer, which should uniquely identify this TFM file. A checksum of zero disables testing. The default is zero.

The corresponding value should be a real number between 1 and 2048 (this limit is in the TFM file format). This overrides (for the TFM output only) the `-designsize' option, if both are specified. The default is the design size of the input.

The corresponding value should be a string of length less than 40, containing no parentheses or commas. Again, these restrictions are due to the TFM file format. This coding scheme declares the font's encoding vector. See section 5.4 Coding scheme map file.

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