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
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.
Default style files.
Style file for Computer Modern.
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.
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