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PKTYPE(1)		    General Commands Manual		     PKTYPE(1)

NAME
       pktype -	verify and translate a packed font bitmap file to plain	text

SYNOPSIS
       pktype pk_file[pk]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not	meant to be exhaustive.	 The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or	manual
       Web2C: A	TeX implementation.

       The  pktype  program translates a packed	font file (pk) (output by, for
       example,	gftopk(1) to a file that humans	can read. It also serves as  a
       pk  file-validating program (i.e., if pktype can	read it, it's correct)
       and as an example of a pk-reading program for other software that wants
       to read pk files.

       The  input  pk_file  on	the command line may omit the suffix `pk.  The
       plain text translation is always	written	to standard output.

       The output file gives a compact encoding	of the packed encoding,	 using
       conventions  described  in the source code. Run lengths of black	pixels
       alternate with parenthesized run	lengths	of white pixels, and  brackets
       are used	to indicate when a row should be repeated.

ENVIRONMENT
       pktype looks for	pk_file	in the usual places according to Kpathsea.

       See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

SEE ALSO
       dvitype(1), gftopk(1), gftype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.

AUTHORS
       Tomas  Rokicki  wrote the program, Donald E. Knuth originally ported it
       to Unix,	Pierre MacKay  originally  adapted  it	for  compilation  with
       Web2c.

Web2C 2015			  5 May	2011			     PKTYPE(1)

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