[tex-k] [RELEASED] pktrace 0.6 -- Type1 fonts for MetaFont

Han-Wen Nienhuys hanwen@cs.uu.nl
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 00:58:42 +0100


pktrace is a small Python program that lets you trace a PK font into a
PFA or PFB font (PostScript Type1). It is licensed under the GNU GPL.

Type1 fonts offer many advantages over bitmaps, as they allow
PostScript files to render correctly on printers with many
resolutions. Moreover, Ghostscript can generate much better PDF, if
given scalable fonts.

See http://www.cs.uu.nl/~hanwen/pktrace/ or download it at


pktrace now no longer requires Perl or Ghostscript; it now uses t1asm
to construct the PFA file. This version does not share any code with
textrace anymore.

Han-Wen Nienhuys   |   hanwen@cs.uu.nl    | http://www.cs.uu.nl/~hanwen/