[Q] TFM files headers
didier at didierverna.net
Fri Sep 13 11:17:45 CEST 2019
Peter Flynn wrote:
> I think details of the file formats is in Knuth's TeX - The Program,
> but if I am wrong I am sure someone has the correct information.
Tomas Rokicki wrote:
> which has the appropriate reference to tftopl as well as being a
> pretty easy read itself.
Taylor, P wrote:
> I followed the link and found therein a further link to a TUGboat
> article by David Fuchs
I know all these sources of information. Unfortunately, they don't
help. They only provide a description of the Xerox PARC header, but
there's no guarantee that a tfm file will actually use it. For
example, I found at least one tfm file (from Adobe apparently) that
seems to also seems to contain a couple of information strings, but
contrary to a PARC header, the strings are not padded with 0s.
 I figured that out by reverse-engineering the tfm file.
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