MKTEXPK(1)                                             MKTEXPK(1)

NAME
       mktexpk - create a PK file for a font

SYNOPSIS
       mktexpk [options] font [redirect]

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 Kpathsea: A library for path
       searching.

       mktexpk is used to generate a pk file  from  the  Metafont
       source files or type1 sources for font, if possible.

       If  redirect  is  given, it must be string of the form >&n
       where n is the number of the file descriptor which  is  to
       receive,  instead of standard output, the name of the gen-
       erated file.

       mktexpk is typically called by other programs, rather than
       from the command line.

OPTIONS
       mktexpk accepts the following options:

       --bdpi num
              Set the base device resolution.

       --dpi num
              Generate the font at resolution num.

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --mag mag
              The  Metafont magnification that corresponds to the
              combination of bdpi and dpi that  has  been  speci-
              fied.

       --mfmode mode
              The Metafont mode to use.

       --destdir dir
              A  directory name. If the directory is absolute, it
              is used as-is.  Otherwise, it is  appended  to  the
              root destination directory set in the script.

       --version
              Print version information and exit.

BUGS
       If  the  mode is not specified, mktexpk tries to determine
       it from bdpi.  The manner in which this is done is  primi-
       tive.   Since  bpdi doesn't provide sufficient information
       to uniquely determine a mode it  is  strongly  recommended
       that it be specified explicitly.

       If the mode and bpdi don't match, the mode is discarded.

       The  dpi  parameter  is  redundant, but is not checked for
       consistency.  Worse, the program will fail  if  the  wrong
       dpi is specified.

SEE ALSO
       mktexmf(1), mktextfm(1).

Kpathsea 3.3              4 January 1998                        1