CTAN package update: modes.mf
Date: February 21, 2008 9:38:30 AM CET
Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> CTAN:fonts/modes/modes.mf has been updated to version 3.8. All
> distributions that used modes.mf should update as soon as possible.
> Per Don Knuth, this version no longer redefines the Metafont `end'
> primitive; it also no longer defines a `?' macro for help. Now you can
> say, e.g.,
> mf '\fontmaking:=1; end'
> and it will work again.
> In order to get the previous behavior, where the coding scheme, font
> family, and so on were output at the end of the run, the Metafont input
> should call the (new) mode_extra_info macro. Or incorporate the code in
> the font files themselves, as preferred.
the revised file has been installed in ctan fonts/modes/modes.mf
For the CTAN team
modes – A collection of METAFONT mode_def’s
The modes file collects all known METAFONT modes for printing or
display devices, of whatever printing technology. Special
provision is made for write-white printers, and a
‘landscape’ mode is available, for making suitable
fonts for printers with pixels whose aspect is non-square.
The file also provides definitions that make \specials
identifying the mode in METAFONT’s GF output, and put coding
information and other Xerox-world information in the TFM file.