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[groff] 26/35: pfbtops(1): Clarify and tighten.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 26/35: pfbtops(1): Clarify and tighten.
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 23:12:00 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit f9dc4b2989525ca75266c359557e5673e06183c0
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Mon Jul 11 06:19:52 2022 -0500

    pfbtops(1): Clarify and tighten.
    * PFB and PFA are _Type 1_ PostScript font file formats, specifically.
    * Nudge the reader in the direction of afmtodit(1) for further
      operations on PostScript Type 1 files for usage with groff.
    * Drop information about embedding and the download file; this is
      already discussed in grops(1) and gropdf(1), and there's more to using
      Type 1 fonts with groff than coverting them to PFA and putting them
      into a "download" file, which those pages discuss.
 src/utils/pfbtops/ | 22 ++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/utils/pfbtops/ b/src/utils/pfbtops/
index a3e3f715..60d8173a 100644
--- a/src/utils/pfbtops/
+++ b/src/utils/pfbtops/
@@ -57,8 +57,8 @@ pfbtops \- translate Printer Font Binary files to PostScript 
 .\" ====================================================================
 .I pfbtops
-translates a PostScript font in Printer Font Binary (PFB) format to
-Printer Font ASCII (PFA) format,
+translates a PostScript Type\~1 font in Printer Font Binary (PFB) format
+to Printer Font ASCII (PFA) format,
 splitting overlong lines in text packets into smaller chunks.
@@ -70,16 +70,18 @@ The PFA font will be written on the standard output stream.
 PostScript fonts for MS-DOS were historically supplied in PFB format.
-The resulting PFA font can be used with
-.MR groff @MAN1EXT@
-if it is first listed in
-.I @FONTDIR@/\:\%devps/\:\%download
-.IR @FONTDIR@/\:\%devpdf/\:\%download .
+Use of a PostScript Type\~1 font with
+.I groff
+requires conversion of its metrics
+(AFM file)
+to a
+.I groff
+font description file;
+.MR afmtodit @MAN1EXT@.
 .B \-\-help
 option displays a usage message,

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