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


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


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 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 specified, the style file plain.mft for Metafont (or
mplain.mft for MetaPost) 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 extension of


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.

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