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       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
       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 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 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 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
       extension 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.