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MMPFB(1)		    General Commands Manual		      MMPFB(1)

       mmpfb - creates single-master fonts from	multiple master	fonts

       mmpfb [OPTIONS...]  font

       Mmpfb  creates  a normal, single-master PostScript font from a multiple
       master font by interpolation. You pass it a PFB or PFA font and options
       specifying  the	design	point you want;	it writes the resulting	PFB or
       PFA font	to the standard	output.

       The fonts mmpfb creates are interpolated	at a low level to remove  mul-
       tiple  master  instructions from	individual characters. Therefore, they
       can be used by programs that don't normally understand multiple	master
       fonts, like ps2pk(1).

       Mmpfb  supports	fonts with intermediate	masters, like Adobe Jenson and
       Kepler. It can also create AMCP (Adobe Multiple Master Conversion  Pro-
       gram) files for use by mmafm(1);	see --amcp-info	below.

       The  font  argument  is either the name of a PFA	or PFB font file, or a
       PostScript font name. If	you give a font	name, mmpfb will find the  ac-
       tual  outline  file using the PSRESOURCEPATH environment	variable. This
       colon-separated path is searched	for `PSres.upr'	files, an Adobe	method
       for indexing PostScript resources.

       You  can	 also  give  the name of a multiple master font	instance, like
       `MinionMM_367_400_12_'.	Mmpfb will parse the font name and create that
       instance	for you. `PSres.upr' files must	be set up for this to work.

       % mmpfb --weight=400 --width=600	MyriadMM.pfb > MyriadMM_400_600_.pfb

       Long options may	be abbreviated to their	unique prefixes.

       --output=file, -o file
	    Send output	to file	instead	of standard output.

       --pfb, -b
	    Output a PFB font. This is the default.

       --pfa, -a
	    Output a PFA font.

	    Do	not  create  a	font;  instead,	output an AMCP file for	use by
	    mmafm(1).  A message is printed if the font	doesn't	have  interme-
	    diate masters, in which case no AMCP file is necessary.

       --weight=N, -w N
	    Set	the weight axis	to N.

       --width=N, -W N
	    Set	the width axis to N.

       --optical-size=N, -O N
	    Set	the optical size axis to N.

	    Set	the style axis to N.

       --1=N (--2=N, --3=N, --4=N)
	    Set	the first (second, third, fourth) axis to N.

       --precision=N, -p N
	    Set	 the  output  precision	 to N.	Higher values mean the control
	    points in the output font will be more exactly aligned; lower val-
	    ues	 (1  or	 2)  create  smaller  output font files, and are close
	    enough for most purposes. A	precision of N means that  each	 point
	    will  be within 1/N	font units of the exact	interpolated value. (A
	    font unit is generally 1/7200 inch for a 10-point font.)  The  de-
	    fault is 5.

	    Limit  the	output	font  to  at most N subroutines. 256 is	a good
	    value for N.

	    Do not minimize the	output font definition.	By default, mmpfb  re-
	    moves  extra  PostScript  code and dictionary definitions from the
	    font.  Supply the --no-minimize option to avoid this behavior.

       The "IBM" Type 1	font interpreter shipped as part of the	X font	server
       and  ps2pk  (among  others)  is inappropriately strict about PostScript
       code embedded in	a font.	The --minimize option (now the default)	 fixes
       this problem.

       Some versions of	Adobe Acrobat Distiller	may report "Warning: unable to
       embed font X. Invalid character outline data" when  distilling  an  in-
       stance  generated  by mmpfb.  This is due to a limitation in the	number
       of font subroutines Distiller can accept. (Multiple master  fonts,  and
       the  single-master fonts	generated by mmpfb, tend to have a lot of sub-
       routines.) Try limiting the number of subroutines in the	generated font
       with the	--subrs	option.


       reducing	font to	minimum	number of subroutines (N)
	    You	tried to reduce	the number of subroutines to less than N using
	    the	--subrs	option,	but the	font needs at least N to function. The
	    output font	will have N subroutines.

       Eddie Kohler,

       The latest version is available from:

       Thanks to Melissa O'Neill for suggestions and patient debugging.

Version	2.106			LCDF Typetools			      MMPFB(1)


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