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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mft (redhat section 1)

MFT(1)					       General Commands Manual					       MFT(1)

NAME
mft - translate Metafont code to TeX code for prettyprinting
SYNOPSIS
mft mf_file_name[.mf] [ [ -c ] or [ change_file_name[.ch] ] ] [ [ -s ] or [ style_file_name[.mft] ] ]
DESCRIPTION
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version 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 Mod- ern 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 environ- ment variable if you have set it, or else the system default. The style file is searched for using the TEXIN- PUTS environment variable. 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 mf_file_name.
OPTIONS
Specify command-line options -c to suppress the reading of a change file, and -s to suppress the reading of a style file.
FILES
mftmac.tex TeX macros used by mft output. plain.mft Default style file. 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), Addison-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 7.3.1 14 December 1993 MFT(1)


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