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MFT(1)			    General Commands Manual			MFT(1)

       mft  -  translate Metafont or MetaPost code to TeX code for prettyprin-

       mft [OPTIONS] mf_file_name[.mf|.mp]

       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 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
       report explains these rules.

       The mft 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	speci-
       fied,  the  style  file plain.mft for Metafont (or mplain.mft for Meta-
       Post) is	automatically used.

       The mf_file_name, optional change_file_name, and	style_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	exten-
       sion 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  de-
	      fault 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.

       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 2015		       14 December 1993				MFT(1)


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