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composeglyphs(1) Debian composeglyphs(1)


composeglyphs - generate an encoding vector or new font for postscript


composeglyphs -e encoding.afm -E

composeglyphs -i input.afm -o -c composite.afm -n newname -e base_encoding.afm -t target_encoding.afm -a output.afm


composeglyphs is a script to generate either an encoding vector or a new font for postscript. It requires a pre-existing AFM and allows for the use of composite characters that AFM does not already provide.


The base encoding AFM to use.
The encoding vector to output.
The AFM of the original font.
The font program to generate.
The AFM containing supplementary composite character information.
The name of the new font.
The target encoding.
The name of the AFM file to generate.


composeglyphs is a part of Ogonkify, which comes with the a2ps distribution.

If you create new AFMs or modify existing ones, the author asks that you kindly send him a copy so that he may include them in the distribution.


Juliusz Chroboczek <>


a2ps(1), ogonkify(1)

The full documentation for Ogonkify is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and a2ps programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info Ogonkify

should give you access to the complete manual.

May 2003 a2ps