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NAME
       mft - translate Metafont code to TeX code for prettyprinting

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 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 Mod-
       ern 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 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 environ-
       ment variable if you have set it, or else the system default.  The style file is searched for using the  TEXIN-
       PUTS 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.



Web2C 7.5.6                    14 December 1993                         MFT(1)