[texhax] Fwd: running metafont for the first time

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Jul 25 22:11:21 CEST 2006

Perhaps you missed this response 'cause it was sent bulk precedence,  
so I'm forwarding Karl Berry's response to you, w/ a cc: back to the  
list so hopefully you won't get more than two copies..

Although John is largely correct in his assessment of the state of  
Metafont, he missed one very significant project, METATYPE1 which has  
been written up in a number of articles in TUGboat, the Journal of  
the TeX User's Group. Used for Latin Modern it's a fascinating system  
w/ a great deal of untapped potential which makes it suitable to make  
entire families of OpenType fonts.

In particular, Boguslaw's presentation at TUG2003 was quite good:


(But I may be biased since I was the proceedings editor)


Begin forwarded message:

> From: karl at tug.org (Karl Berry)
> Date: July 22, 2006 3:01:20 PM EDT
> To: RChilling at comcast.net
> Cc: support at tug.org
> Subject: Re: [texhax] running metafont for the first time
> Thanks for the detailed report :).  Your diagnosis is right.
>     (C:\Program Files\ProText\TeXMF\fonts\source\public\misc\gray.mf
>     (C:\Program Files\ProText\TeXMF\fonts\source\public\misc\graycx.mf
> The file gray.mf is apparently unconditionally loading graycx (300dpi
> for the old Canon CX printer), while the request is for the ljfour
> (600dpi).
> One solution is to change gray.mf to be the following three lines:
> if mode=ljfour: input graylj;
> elseif mode=cx: input graycx;
> fi
> Then try opening the file in yap again.  Hopefully graylj.mf will get
> read and the proper gray font will get generated.
> Hope this helps,
> Karl
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William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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