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– A system for specifying fonts

The pro­gram takes a semi-al­go­rith­mic spec­i­fi­ca­tion of a font, and pro­duces a bitmap font (whose prop­er­ties are de­fined by a set of pa­ram­e­ters of the tar­get de­vice), and a set met­rics for use by .

The bitmap out­put may be con­verted into a for­mat di­rectly us­able by a de­vice driver, etc., by the tools pro­vided in the par­al­lel mfware dis­tri­bu­tion. (Third par­ties have de­vel­oped tools to con­vert the bitmap out­put to out­line fonts.)

The dis­tri­bu­tion in­cludes the source of Knuth’s book; this source is there to read, as an ex­am­ple of writ­ing — it should not be pro­cessed with­out Knuth’s di­rect per­mis­sion.

Sources /systems/knuth/dist/mf
Ver­sion 2.7182818 2014-01-07
Li­cense Knuth Li­cense
Copy­right 1984 D. E. Knuth
Main­tainer Don­ald E. Knuth
Con­tained in TeX Live as meta­font
MiKTeX as mik­tex-meta­font-bin-2.9
Topics sup­port for font de­vel­op­ment, test­ing and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion
pro­cess fonts for use with (in­cludes in­stal­la­tion)
See also metapost

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