mft - translate Metafont or MetaPost code to TeX code for prettyprinting
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
program creates a TeX file from a Metafont or MetaPost 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 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
program uses an optional change file (which works just as the
change files to tangle
(1) and weave
(1) do) and one or several
style files (which are prepended to everything). If no style file is
specified, the style file plain.mft
for Metafont (or mplain.mft
for MetaPost) is automatically used.
, optional change_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
- Apply the change file change_file_name to mf_file_name.
- Assume mf_file_name is a MetaPost source file (this is the default
if mf_file_name has the extension .mp).
- Use the style file style_file_name insted of plain.mft (or
mplain.mft); this option can be given more than once.
- TeX macros used by mft output.
- plain.mft, mplain.mft
- Default style files.
- Style file for Computer Modern.
Donald E. Knuth, Computer Modern Typefaces
(Volume E of Computers and
), Addison-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
available from the TeX Users Group.