[texhax] metafont mystery
peter.king at utoronto.ca
Fri Nov 1 01:45:42 CET 2013
For reasons unknown to me, when I try to access yinit from plain TeX, I
get a message about the font not being found. So, I run metafont on the
yinit.mf file installed as part of my distribution (texlive2012 on gentoo)
and generate a yinit.2560gf file, way too big. A bit of digging led me to
metafont, and the line:
# mf '\mode=ljfour; \mag=magstep(0);' input yinit.mf
generates yinit.600pk, which is useful. But then when I try to view the
file, I get a message saying that it can't locate yinit.1120pk, and will
therefore try scaling up yinit.600pk which will produce cruddy results.
(Errr, it may be the message is just that it can't locate yinit.1120.)
Well okay. How do I produce yinit.1120pk? The yinit.log file *says* it
is producing it (it's the last entry in the log), but darned if I can find
it on my system; my fear is that it's putting it in /tmp and getting
erased almost immediately.
Any advice, suggestions, ideas?
Peter King peter.king at utoronto.ca
Department of Philosophy
170 St. George Street #521
The University of Toronto (416)-978-4951 ofc
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
GPG keyID 0x7587EC42 (2B14 A355 46BC 2A16 D0BC 36F5 1FE6 D32A 7587 EC42)
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 7587EC42
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
More information about the texhax