[luatex] dump a tfm to a file

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Tue Jun 21 10:29:57 CEST 2011

Am Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:03:14 +0200 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:

>> I know that normal tfm's should contain only 256 chars. But after
>> all a tfm is more or less only a long list of
>>   (CHARACTER<number>
>>    (CHARWD ...)).
>> So I don't see a logical reason why one shouldn't be able to
>> generate a large tfm with the informations of more characters (and
> It would not be a TFM if it allowed more than 256 glyphs. TFM is
> a binary format with fixed sizes for various fields (expressed in bits).
> The 'human-readable' PL format is a dump of a TFM file, so that is
> derived from TFM, not the other way around.


> OFM (Omega's extensions to TFM) allows 65536 glyphs which is more,
> but still not enough to encode Unicode Math properly. I do not
> think there is *any* extension to TFM anywhere that supports the
> full Unicode range.

I don't need a full unicode range only a bit more than 256 ;-). Do
you know if somewhere a tool exist which could generate a ofm that
could be used as a represent for a normal, not to large unicode
font?  I have opl2ofm but I really don't want to write such a file

Ulrike Fischer 

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