mktexpk



MKTEXPK(1)                                                          MKTEXPK(1)




NAME

       mktexpk - create a PK file for a font


SYNOPSIS

       mktexpk [options] font [redirect]


DESCRIPTION

       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
       Kpathsea: A library for path searching.

       mktexpk is used to generate a pk file from the Metafont source files or
       type1 sources for font, if possible.

       If redirect is given, it must be string of the form >&n where n is  the
       number  of the file descriptor which is to receive, instead of standard
       output, the name of the generated file.

       mktexpk is typically called by other programs,  rather  than  from  the
       command line.


OPTIONS

       mktexpk accepts the following options:

       --bdpi num
              Set the base device resolution.

       --dpi num
              Generate the font at resolution num.

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --mag mag
              The  Metafont  magnification that corresponds to the combination
              of bdpi and dpi that has been specified.

       --mfmode mode
              The Metafont mode to use.

       --destdir dir
              A directory name. If the directory is absolute, it is  used  as-
              is.  Otherwise, it is appended to the root destination directory
              set in the script.

       --version
              Print version information and exit.


BUGS

       If the mode is not specified, mktexpk tries to determine it from  bdpi.
       The manner in which this is done is primitive.  Since bpdi doesn’t pro-
       vide sufficient information to uniquely determine a mode it is strongly
       recommended that it be specified explicitly.

       If the mode and bpdi don’t match, the mode is discarded.

       The  dpi  parameter  is  redundant, but is not checked for consistency.
       Worse, the program will fail if the wrong dpi is specified.


SEE ALSO

       mktexmf(1), mktextfm(1).



Kpathsea 3.5.4                  4 January 1998                      MKTEXPK(1)

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