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MFT(1)											   MFT(1)

       mft - translate Metafont code to TeX code for prettyprinting

       mft  mf_file_name[.mf]  [  [  -c  ]  or	[  change_file_name[.ch]  ]  ]	[  [  -s  ]  or [
       style_file_name[.mft] ] ]

       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 program.  It takes appropriate 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
       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 command line has one required file name and two optional file names.  The required one
       is a Metafont source file; there is also an optional change file (which works just as  the
       change  files to tangle(1) and weave(1) do) and an optional style file (which is prepended
       to everything).

       A file name that doesn't contain a dot is always given an extension, either .mf (Metafont)
       or  .ch	(change) or .mft (style). If no style file is specified, the style file plain.mft
       is automatically used. The change_file_name is not searched for using any paths.  The  .mf
       file  is  searched for using the MFINPUTS environment variable if you have set it, or else
       the system default.  The style file is searched for using the TEXINPUTS environment  vari-
       able.  See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

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

       Specify command-line options -c to suppress the reading of a change file, and -s  to  sup-
       press the reading of a style file.

	      TeX macros used by mft output.

	      Default style file.

	      Style file for Computer Modern.

       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.

       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 7.3.1				 14 December 1993				   MFT(1)
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