miktex-gftodvi â make proof sheets from generic font files
The miktex-gftodvi program converts a generic font (GF) file output by, for example, METAFONT, to a device independent (DVI) file (that can then be typeset using the same software that has already been written for). The characters in the GF file will appear one per page, with labels, titles, and annotations as specified in AppendixÂ H (Hardcopy Proofs) of The METAFONTbook.
miktex-gftodvi uses other fonts in addition to the main
GF file. A âgrayâ font is used to
typeset the pixels that actually make up the character. (We wouldn't
want all the pixels to be simply black, since then labels, key points,
and other information would be lost.) A âtitleâ font is
used for the information at the top of the page. A
âlabelâ font is used for the labels on key points of the
figure. A âslantâ font is used to typeset diagonal lines,
which otherwise have to be simulated using horizontal and vertical
rules. The default gray, title, and label fonts are
cmtt10, respectively; there is no default slant
To change the default fonts, you can give special commands in your source file, or you can change the fonts on the command-line.
The GF 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 other
DVI-reading software. The output file name defaults to the same root
as the GF file, with the
extension added. For example, the input file
cmr10.2602gf would become
Pretend to be program
i.e., set program (and memory dump) name to
This may affect the search paths and other values used. Using this
option is equivalent to copying the program file to
Sets the âgrayâ font.
Give help and exit.
This option is only available on Windows systems: show the manual page in an HTML Help window and exit when the window is closed.
Sets the âlabelâ font. Default is
Sets the âlogoâ font. Default is
Specifies the distance from the right edge of the character bounding box at which the overflow equations (if any) are typeset. The value is given in points. The default is a little over two inches.
Sets the âslantâ font. There is no default.
Sets the âtitleâ font. Default is
Enable trace messages.
tracestreams argument, if specified, is
a comma-separated list of trace stream names (ChapterÂ 9, Trace Streams).
Show version information and exit.