[tex-live] How to use MFTOEPS? (noob)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 18:07:47 CET 2012

Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello. I am new to the TeX world. I have installed TuxLive 2011 on
> Kubuntu Oneiric (11.10).
> I am wondering how to execute mftoeps which is included with the
> distribution but since there are no DOS batch files which the creator
> of the package has mentioned at
> www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb16-4/tb49jack.pdf.

the creator was writing about the package he distributed in the 90s.  i
see no sign that he contributed a script (.bat or otherwise) to ctan,
which would explain why tex live doesn't have that script.

i am intrigued to know _why_ you want to use this script; do you have
metafont code lying around?  or were you expecting to write your own?

personally, i would advise against writing your own metafont: my
experience of doing it "just to get this neat effect", back when i was
new to tex (>25 years ago), was humiliatingly unsuccessful.


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