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13.0 > Graphics > mftrace (1.2.15)

Mftrace is a small Python program that lets you trace a TeX bitmap font into a
PFA or PFB font (A PostScript Type1 Scalable Font). 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.

* A tracing program
autotrace >= 0.30 (
or potrace (
Potrace is recommended as it runs quicker than autotrace, and it is
also available from
* t1utils (also available at
* FontForge is recommended.

Maintained by: Kyle Guinn
Keywords: font,trace,outline,ttf
ChangeLog: mftrace


Source Downloads:
mftrace-1.2.15.tar.gz (88c121f7046b3950518edd74ff9fbb35)

Download SlackBuild:
mftrace.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 13.0

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