[tex-live] web2c / MF in C

Shriramana Sharma samjnaa at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 19:33:14 CEST 2012

Hello people.

I want to read the MetaFont program in C (primarily to figure out
Hobby's algorithm used in the make_choices section). Right now I have
the old TeXLive 2009 that is available for my Kubuntu Precise distro
but can install TeXLive 2012 from PPA packages
(https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/) if necessary.

Can anyone please tell me what is the executable that converts the
mf.web that I got from CTAN to C so that I can obtain a C version of
the MF sources? I tried this and that, googled, but no luck. I hope
someone can help me.


Shriramana Sharma

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