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  documen-
       tation  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  Com-
       puter 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

       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

       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 variable.  See tex(1) for the details of  the

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


       Specify command-line options -c to suppress the  reading  of  a  change
       file, and -s to suppress 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), 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  technical
       report, available from the TeX Users Group.

Web2C 7.5.4                    14 December 1993                         MFT(1)

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