I can see that MiKTeX 2.9 (of which I use the "Portable" version) has an executable for "
mft", which (if run with no arguments) will crash and print:
Usage: mft inputfile changefile stylefile outputfile. (l.0)
I cant't find any other documentation, besides a brief one-line summary of the purpose of mft. This is the most I can get it to do:
E:\home\tex\metafont>touch null.ch E:\home\tex\metafont>mft modes.mf null.ch \Tools\miktex-2.9\mft\plain.mft modes.tex This is MFT, Version 2.0 (MiKTeX 2.9) mft: Read operation failed.
Judging by the output of SysInternals' procmon tool, it looks like it must be objecting to "
null.ch" being empty, but I haven't the foggiest idea why it demands such a file :-(. Any clues??