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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.

Bug trackerhttps://lists.tug.org/tex-k
Version2.71828182 2021-02-05
LicensesKnuth License
Copyright1984 D. E. Knuth
MaintainerDonald E. Knuth
Contained inTeX Live as metafont
MiKTeX as miktex-metafont-bin-2.9
TopicsFont development
Font processor
See alsometapost

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