[pdftex] Fonts without afm files.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Feb 17 09:34:28 CET 2003

I have the drill down now for preparing downloaded Type1 fonts for
use with pdfetex. Also I have a fistful of interesting type1 fonts
already on my system, such as the Freefont collection that can be
used with Gimp. 

Problem is, the additional fonts have a pfb file but no afm file. The
screen-oriented programs like Gimp must extract the afm information
from the pfb file in some way. The pdftex manual doesn't address this
issue. So, is there a utility somewhere that can extract a reasonable
afm file from an existent pfb file?

I asked on comp.fonts but got no helpful answers.
John Culleton
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