Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (0.6.1)
type1inst - Type 1 PostScript font installation utility for the X Window System and Ghostscript
0.6.1 (February 11 1998)
[-nox] [-nogs] [-samples] [-nolog] [-q] [-quiet] [-silent] [-version] [-v]
type1inst is a utility which scans Type 1 PostScript font files and generates
automatically the fonts.scale
file which the X Window System uses to
pick up fonts in the current directory and/or the Fontmap
Ghostscript uses to map file names to font names. It can also generate
simple font sample sheets which show what your fonts look like.
type1inst is a Perl script so you will need to have that installed on your
system. The pfbtops utility (which comes as part of GNU groff) is also
ADOBE DPS USERS NOTE
If you are using a commercial Unix system which has a Display PostScript-capable
X server (for example Sun Solaris 2.3 or later)
then you should not
use type1inst for generating a
file (indeed, such systems do not even use fonts.scale
utility which came with your system does what you want. You can, however,
still use this program with Ghostscript if you wish.
Change directory to the directory where the fonts you wish to have processed
are located. Invoking type1inst will then generate a fonts.scale
and a Fontmap
. The program also has a number of options as detailed
Supresses generation/update of the file fonts.scale which lists the
fonts in the current directory for the benefit of the X Window System. This
file is generated or updated by default.
Supresses generation/update of the file Fontmap which lists the
fonts in the current directory for the benefit of Ghostscript. This file
is generated or updated by default.
Creates PostScript files showing the fonts in the current directory. One
file is created for each font in the subdirectory samples as well
as one or more files showing the fonts together.
Supresses the generation of a log file detailing what happened during the
last run of type1inst. This file is generated by default.
Stops type1inst from printing messages on stdout. Messages will be written
to the log file, unless -nolog is also specified, in which case the
program does its work but does not record anywhere what happened.
Same as -quiet.
This has the same effect as -quiet.
Print version information and exit.
Same as -version.
More detailed information is available in the README file which is part of
the type1inst distribution.
James Macnicol <firstname.lastname@example.org
type1inst is Copyright (C) 1996-1998 James Macnicol.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTIBILITY
for FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
for more details.
PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.