# What does 'texmf' stand for?

Just a (simple) short question:

Why is the LaTeX root directory called texmf?

Is there a meaning of the mf ending?

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It is short for TeX and Metafont.

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+1 can you make it shorter? –  I am who I say I am Oct 15 '12 at 12:02
I'd prefer a longer answer. –  egreg Oct 15 '12 at 12:14
@ガベージコレクタ: How about: 'TeX & Metafont' ? :) –  Count Zero Oct 15 '12 at 12:15

In this document, we shall designate the root TDS directory by texmf (for “TEX and METAFONT”). We recommend using that name where possible, but the actual name of the directory is up to the installer.

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