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MFT(1)											   MFT(1)

NAME
       mft - translate Metafont or MetaPost code to TeX code for prettyprinting

SYNOPSIS
       mft [OPTIONS] mf_file_name[.mf|.mp]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this ver-
       sion of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The mft program creates a TeX file from a Metafont or MetaPost program.	It  takes  appro-
       priate  care  of typographic details like page layout and the use of indentation, italics,
       boldface, etc., as illustrated in the book Computer Modern Typefaces.  Special conventions
       in  Metafont  and  MetaPost  comments allow you to control things that would not otherwise
       come out right; section 1 of the MFT source program in the  Metafontware  report  explains
       these rules.

       The mft program uses an optional change file (which works just as the change files to tan-
       gle(1) and weave(1) do) and one or several style files  (which  are  prepended  to  every-
       thing).	 If  no  style	file  is  specified,  the  style  file plain.mft for Metafont (or
       mplain.mft for MetaPost) is automatically used.

       The mf_file_name, optional change_file_name, and style_file_name files  are  searched  for
       using  the  MFINPUTS  (for  Metafont) or MPINPUTS (for MetaPost) and MFTINPUTS environment
       variables if you have set them, or else the corresponding system defaults.

       The output TeX  file  name  is  formed  by  using  .tex	in  place  of  the  extension  of
       mf_file_name.

OPTIONS
       -change=change_file_name[.ch]
	      Apply the change file change_file_name to mf_file_name.

       -metapost
	      Assume  mf_file_name is a MetaPost source file (this is the default if mf_file_name
	      has the extension .mp).

       -style=style_file_name[.mft]
	      Use the style file style_file_name insted of plain.mft (or mplain.mft); this option
	      can be given more than once.

FILES
       mftmac.tex
	      TeX macros used by mft output.

       plain.mft, mplain.mft
	      Default style files.

       cmbase.mft
	      Style file for Computer Modern.

SEE ALSO
       mf(1), weave(1).
       Donald  E. Knuth, Computer Modern Typefaces (Volume E of Computers and Typesetting), Addi-
       son-Wesley, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13446-2.
       Donald E. Knuth et al., Metafontware.

AUTHORS
       Donald E. Knuth wrote the program, and he ported it to Unix with the help of Pierre MacKay
       and  the  Unix port of weave by Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis.  The program is published
       in the Metafontware technical report, available from the TeX Users Group.

Web2C 2012				 14 December 1993				   MFT(1)
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