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NAME

       mft - translate Metafont or MetaPost code to TeX code for prettyprinting

SYNOPSIS

       mft [OPTIONS] mf_file_name[.mf|.mp]

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  or  MetaPost  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  Modern  Typefaces.   Special
       conventions  in  Metafont and MetaPost 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  mft  program  uses  an  optional change file (which works just as the change files to
       tangle(1) and weave(1) do) and  one  or  several  style  files  (which  are  prepended  to
       everything).   If  no  style  file is specified, the style file plain.mft for Metafont (or
       mplain.mft for MetaPost) is automatically used.

       The mf_file_name, optional change_file_name, and style_file_name files  are  searched  for
       using  the  MFINPUTS  (for  Metafont) or MPINPUTS (for MetaPost) and MFTINPUTS environment
       variables if you have set them, or else the corresponding system defaults.

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

OPTIONS

       -change=change_file_name[.ch]
              Apply the change file change_file_name to mf_file_name.

       -metapost
              Assume  mf_file_name is a MetaPost source file (this is the default if mf_file_name
              has the extension .mp).

       -style=style_file_name[.mft]
              Use the style file style_file_name insted of plain.mft (or mplain.mft); this option
              can be given more than once.

FILES

       mftmac.tex
              TeX macros used by mft output.

       plain.mft, mplain.mft
              Default style files.

       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.