MKTEXTFM(1)                                           MKTEXTFM(1)

NAME
       mktextfm - create a TFM file for a font

SYNOPSIS
       mktextfm [--destdirdestdir] font

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.

       mktextfm is used to generate a tfm file from the  Metafont
       source  files for font, if possible.  If destdir is given,
       the generated file will be installed  there,  otherwise  a
       (rather complicated) heuristic is used.

       The name of the generated file is printed on standard out-
       put.

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

OPTIONS
       mktextfm accepts the following options:

       --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.

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --version
              Print version information and exit.

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

Kpathsea 3.3              4 January 1998                        1