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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 Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

modes – A collection of mode_def’s

The modes file collects all known 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 ’s GF output, and put coding information and other Xerox-world information in the TFM file.

Version4.3 2023-12-12
MaintainerKarl Berry



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