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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 complete 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 generated
       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 specified.

       --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 primitive.  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).