MFT(1)                                                     MFT(1)

NAME
       mft - translate Metafont code to TeX code for prettyprint-
       ing

SYNOPSIS
       mft mf_file_name[.mf] [ [ -c ] or [  change_file_name[.ch]
       ] ] [ [ -s ] or [ style_file_name[.mft] ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The com-
       plete 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 pro-
       gram.  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 Meta-
       fontware 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
       everything).

       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 searching.

       The  output TeX file name is formed by using .tex in place
       of the extension of mf_file_name.

OPTIONS
       Specify command-line options -c to suppress the reading of
       a  change  file, and -s to suppress the reading of a style
       file.

FILES
       mftmac.tex
              TeX macros used by mft output.

       plain.mft
              Default style file.

       cmbase.mft
              Style file for Computer Modern.

SEE ALSO
       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.

AUTHORS
       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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