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PPLTOTF(1) General Commands Manual PPLTOTF(1)


ppltotf, uppltotf - Create Japanese pTeX font metric (JFM)


ppltotf [options] pl_file_name[.pl] [tfm_file_name[.tfm]]


The ppltotf program translates a Japanese property list (JPL) file to a Japanese pTeX font metric (JFM) file. The resulting JFM file can be used with pTeX and e-pTeX.

The uppltotf program is a Unicode-enabled version of ppltotf. The resulting JFM file can be used with upTeX and e-upTeX.

In the following sections, we refer to these programs as (u)ppltotf.

(u)ppltotf is upper compatible with pltotf; if the input PL file is for roman fonts, it is translated into an ordinary TeX font metric (TFM) file. The difference between ppltotf and uppltotf lies in the output encoding: ppltotf always outputs JIS-encoded JFM; on the other hand, uppltotf outputs Unicode-encoded JFM by default.


Compared to pltotf, the following option is added to (u)ppltotf.

Sets the input Japanese Kanji code. The string can be one of the followings: euc (EUC-JP), jis (ISO-2022-JP), sjis (Shift_JIS), utf8 (UTF-8), uptex (UTF-8; uppltotf only).

When one of euc, jis, sjis or utf8 is specified, both ppltotf and uppltotf output a JIS-encoded JFM. When uptex is specified with uppltotf, it outputs a Unicode-encoded JFM.




(u)ppltotf is maintained by Japanese TeX Development Community <>. For bug reports, open an issue at GitHub repository <>, or send an e-mail to <>.

This manual page was written by Hironobu Yamashita.

15 March 2019 Web2C 2022