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ttftotype42 Manual


create PostScript Type 42 wrapper of TrueType font


ttftotype42 [input [output]]


Ttftotype42 converts TrueType or TrueType-flavored OpenType font programs into PostScript Type 42 format, which is a wrapper for the TrueType outlines. This conversion preserves all outlines and hint information from the original TrueType font. The Type 42 wrapper uses glyph names identical to those expected by pdflatex(1) or otftotfm(1), so encoding files suitable for TrueType fonts and pdflatex will also work for the Type 42 fonts and dvips(1). If the file output is not specified output goes to the standard output. If the file input is not specified input comes from the standard input.


-o file, --output file
Write output font to file instead of the standard output.

-q, --quiet
Do not generate any error messages.

-h, --help
Print usage information and exit.

-v, --version
Print the version number and some short non-warranty information and exit.


cfftot1(1), otftotfm(1), pdftex(1), dvips(1)

Adobe Technical Note #5012, The Type 42 Font Format Specification

OpenType Specification, Version 1.4


Eddie Kohler (

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