addftinfo - add information to troff font files for use with groff
] [ param-option value
.... ] res
reads a troff font file and adds some additional font-metric
information that is used by the groff system. The font file with the
information added is written on the standard output. The information added is
guessed using some parametric information about the font and assumptions about
the traditional troff names for characters. The main information added is the
heights and depths of characters. The res
arguments should be the same as the corresponding parameters in the DESC file;
is the name of the file describing the font; if font
the font will be assumed to be italic.
prints the version number.
All other options change one of the parameters that are used to derive the
heights and depths. Like the existing quantities in the font file, each
is in inches/res
for a font whose point size is
must be one of:
- The height of lowercase letters without ascenders such as
- The height of figures (digits).
- The height of characters with ascenders, such as b, d or
- The height of characters such as parentheses.
- The height of uppercase letters such as A.
- The depth of a comma.
- The depth of characters with descenders, such as p, q, or
- The depth of characters such as parentheses.
makes no attempt to use the specified parameters to guess the
unspecified parameters. If a parameter is not specified the default will be
used. The defaults are chosen to have the reasonable values for a Times font.
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