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addftinfo(1)             General Commands Manual            addftinfo(1)

Name         top

       addftinfo - add font metrics to troff fonts for use with groff

Synopsis         top

       addftinfo [-asc-height n] [-body-depth n] [-body-height n]
                 [-cap-height n] [-comma-depth n] [-desc-depth n]
                 [-fig-height n] [-x-height n] resolution unit-width

       addftinfo --help

       addftinfo -v
       addftinfo --version

Description         top

       addftinfo reads an AT&T troff font file font, adds additional
       font metric information required by groff, and writes the
       combined result to the standard output.  The information added is
       guessed using some parametric information about the font and
       assumptions about the traditional troff names for characters.
       Among the font metrics added are the heights and depths of
       characters (how far each extends vertically above and below the
       baseline).  The resolution and unit-width arguments should be the
       same as the corresponding parameters in the DESC file.  font is
       the name of the file describing the font; if font ends with “I”,
       the font is assumed to be italic.

Options         top

       --help displays a usage message, while -v and --version show
       version information; all exit afterward.

       All other options change one of the parameters that are used to
       derive the heights and depths.  Like the existing quantities in
       the font file, each value n is in inches/resolution for a font
       whose point size is unit-width.

       -asc-height n
              The height of characters with ascenders, such as “b”, “d”,
              or “l”.

       -body-depth n
              The depth of characters such as parentheses.

       -body-height n
              The height of characters such as parentheses.

       -cap-height n
              The height of uppercase letters such as “A”.

       -comma-depth n
              The depth of a comma.

       -desc-depth n
              The depth of characters with descenders, such as “p”, “q”,
              or “y”.

              The height of figures (digits, numerals).

       -x-height n
              The height of lowercase letters without ascenders such as

       addftinfo makes no attempt to use the specified parameters to
       guess the unspecified parameters.  If a parameter is not
       specified, the default will be used.  The defaults are chosen to
       have reasonable values for a Times font.

See also         top

       groff_font(5), groff(1), groff_char(7)

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