{metafont} is a system for specifying fonts.

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Running metafont on a mac

Does anyone do this with the latest OS and XQuartz? On my machine, XQuartz opens but displays nothing. E.g., after loading a file with drawdot (35,70); showit; drawdot (65,70); showit; draw (20,40) ...
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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `vnfonts.sty' not found

Please! Can you help me? ! LaTeX Error: File `vnfonts.sty' not found. How can I correct?
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How to use the ornamental fonts locally? shall we have a possible list for the future use? [duplicate]

we come across the ornamental fonts, in most of the cases, especially in designing the title pages and chapter titles, parts, sections etc., How to identify the fontfamily name(or how to use the ...
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Why does LuaTeX not generate some fonts automatically, in contrast with TeX?

Consider the following example, using font lhr10 (texlive-lang-cyrillic package in debian): \font\myfont=lhr10 \myfont A \bye Compile it with LuaTeX: $ dviluatex test.tex This is LuaTeX, Version ...
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Including Metafont proofsheets in LaTeX documents

How can I include the proofsheet of a letter produced by Metafont in a LaTeX document? This occurs several times in the Metafontbook, e. g. on page 96 and on page 103.
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Save Feynman diagram files in a subfolder

Suppose one has a simple Feynman diagram, such as the following MWE (which has to be run with -shell-escape, I guess this is to allow compilation to "escape the shell" to run metapost). ...
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Finding METAFONT sources of a specific character

I'm trying to find out the METAFONT source of percent (%) character, which is created by \% with TeX. I am using the Normal CMR10 font. I am doing this, because I want a slightly modified version of ...
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Scaling Computer Modern width using Metafont [duplicate]

I am looking for a broader, fatter Computer Modern and I already found out that the only way to do this correctly is to use MetaFont to create a different version of Computer Modern. The idea is now ...
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Problem using bickham

Some time ago, I posted this question. I forgot about it, and it popped up just yesterday thanks toa comment. It is in a sorry state, and I have been suggested to ask a new one with the only issue ...
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How can I install a specialist package of metafonts on TeX Live?

I'm new on LaTeX, can you tell me how to install byzfonts ("Byzantine Music Font") on TeX Live? I've downloaded it from CTAN, but there is no installation manual for it. [ADDED by cfr] I started ...
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METAFONT: Error “Can't open display”

I am trying to get started with METAFONT and I created my first glyph using this tutorial. Unfortunately, when I run mf beta.mf in the command line, I receive the error message: Letter beta [66]Error: ...
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Boisik font in combination with fontspec

I'm trying to use fontspec (XeLaTeX) in combination with the Boisik font, which turns out to be hard. The following order \usepackage{boisik} \usepackage{fontspec} leads to fontspec overriding ...
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How to create new font which is thicker version of Computer Modern

I'm trying to find a good way to have the LaTex default font "Computer Modern" (CM) a bit thicker (also called "blacker"). I really like this font, especially when it comes to math mode, so answers ...
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alternative to METAFONT

I'm interested in creating new character forms for computer-based calligraphy (freehand letters and kerning); strangely, such an attempt seems almost unheard of google. The closest thing might be ...
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Using NewTX-font-packages causes problem (missing tfm-file)

When I try to compile (pdfLaTeX) the following tex-file (I want to have an output file using the NewTX fonts): \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Semantics of Intersections in MetaPost/MetaFont

I may have discovered a bug in MetaPost and MetaFont but before I report it, I'd like to make sure it really is a bug. From an intuitive point of view I'd expect that if two paths have an ...
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Hand written fonts in LaTeX for Cyrillics

As shown here Hand written fonts in LaTeX/XeTeX/LuaTeX there are many beautiful hand written fonts in LateX, but all of those for T1. Is there something similar to the cyrillics? Addition to the ...
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Missing labels on Feynman Graph using feynmf

I'm trying to create a Feynman graph using the feynmf package. My minimal example is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{feynmf} \begin{document} \begin{fmffile}{diagram} ...
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How can I change the viewing settings on OzMF?

I've been learning how to use MetaFont, and I found the program OzMF, which I like. However, when I type mode_setup beginchar(65,10pt#,10pt#,0pt#) pickup pencircle scaled 0.2pt; z1=(0, 0.5h); ...
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dashed or dotted brace or bracket

I need to add a dashed or dotted brace or bracket into an equation. But I didn't found any symbol similar to this (with detexify or The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List). Do you know how it can be ...
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Processing metafont source with metapost

I have a file say test.mp that contains: outputtemplate := "%j-%c.eps"; mode=localfont; mag=100.375; input cmr10.mf; When I run mpost as follow: mpost&mfplain test.mp Some of the glyphs ...
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Generating outline and shadow version of cmr10.mf

Does anyone know how you can change the source of cmr10.mf so that you can get outline and shadow character. By outline, I mean something like this: and by shadow, I mean something like this: ...
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Using metafont-letters in LaTeX

I was playing around in metafont with some symbols I needed and now I got a result that I'd like to use. But I have two problem: I just need one, maybe two symbols, which are compiled right now ...
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LaTeX Extensible Delimiters Definitions

I'm writing a new font (in Metafont) and am working on the OMX-encoded math font. I've properly defined the parts of the extensible parentheses and included the fairly straightforward ligature ...
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Render documents as cubic spline outlines

The Metafont system is very different from the Postscript or Truetype systems that store the entire font outlines in quadratic and cubic splines, respectively. Metafont font outlines are, I believe, ...
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miktex 2.7 on win 7 problem: metafont modes not seen by initexmf, Yap [closed]

I am using MikTeX 2.7 + WinEdt 5.x on WinXP for many years without problems. But after I installed it on another machine running Win 7, MikTeX appears to work partially: it compiles all LaTeX ...
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kpathsea: “I can't find file `ptmr8t+10'.”

Using latexmk 4.39 on Arch Linux, I get a compile error regarding "ptmr8t+10". tlmgr search --global --file ptmr8t gives me the "times" package which is already installed but tlmgr search --global ...
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Metafont Book - problems with gray.tfm and displaying “experiment 2”

I'm working through Knuth's Metafont Book as preparation for learning Metapost and I'm running into some problems working through his "experiments". I've installed the latest TeX Live 2013 ...
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Good gray font: Do metafont proofs have to look this bad?

The old gray seen in this question about gray.tfm has ... issues. shrink factor 8: shrink factor 9: So, even when using shrink factor 8, which given the 4x4 pixel pattern used for pixels in ...
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How to distinguish between Metafont and MetaPost?

Background I'm trying to make a nice SVG out of Knuth's Dangerous Bend symbol based on his own code, for which the obvious tool to use is MetaPost. However, I'd prefer to still be able to process the ...
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Why (La)TeX can not work with true type fonts?

I know that if one wants to use true type fonts, there are solutions via xelatex or lualatex. My question however is, why it is like so? What is the fundamental difference between latex fonts and ...
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How to define a sort of reference in METAPOST?

Assume we are defining a canvas abstract data type in METAPOST, where some tasks are gathered. I would like to define a kind of reference to the last added task, but I do not know METAPOST good enough ...
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minimum steps to re-generate MF fonts

I started studying metafont. I created some basics MF, with a single char. I would like to modify existing font, but I see no 'makefile' that I can just use to tell the system 'just regenerate all ...
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Randomized drawing of individual glyphs

I was reading Knuth's "Mathematical Typography" (Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 1(2):337-372) and the section "Randomization" called my attention. I quote most of it here. I'd like ...
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Can't compile text file because of metafont?

i have a complex thesis template, which i can't seem to compile. This is the output of pdftex : (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/grfext.sty) ...
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Script for using metatype to convert metafont to TTF?

In the metatype FAQ, there's a section called "I have Metafont sources of some font. How could I convert it to TrueType using Metatype?" In that, he lays out a dozen steps that really should be ...
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No spaces in a font created with Metafont

Finally I got my font created with Metafont, to appear on a PDF using LaTeX. Using the example in this answer. The problem is that I have no space between words. How can I get spacing between ...
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Metafont (or alternative ways to get your own scripts within LaTeX)

My main experience with Metafont was Christopher Grandsire's The METAFONTtutorial which I think is a good and concise description of the language and its tricks, but I've missing one important part: ...
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horizontal maya numerals (mathabx)

After researching, mathabx is the only package supporting maya numerals within tex. For example, typing $\maya{2013}$ results in: now the problem is... the numerals are rotated sideways (oddly, the ...
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Extracting purely the strokes for each glyph of a metafont

I am trying to attain a specific effect often seen on dials, gauges and telegraphs from the early 1900's e.g. from this link As these where hand-drawn these would generally use a fix-width stroke ...
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What are .gf and .pk font files?

I've recently read this very interesting thread: How (La)TeX makes use of font related files, i.e., .fd, .map, .enc, .def,etc when selecting fonts?. In the meantime, I've been playing with compiling ...
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Proper way to use LaTeX fonts in XeLaTeX

What is the proper way to use LaTeX fonts, for example calligra or other fonts from the Font Catalogue in XeLaTeX. Something like \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont{Calligra} doesn't work. ...
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What is Metapost/Metafont and how can I get started using it?

Inspired by Why Metapost discrimination?, I'd like to come to know Metapost far better than I do now. All I really know is that Metapost is a language for describing graphics, and Metafont is used ...
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Looking for the “conditional” sign

In a paper, I found the following definition: I'm looking for the first sign, the OCR program failed to recognize. It's something like a combination of a \vdash and a \sim. I tried Detexify, but ...
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Problem finding metafonts at compilation

I'm trying to compile a document using the latex command. This document compiles fine on other machines, but on the machine I'm currently using (Ubuntu 12.04 with texlive installed via aptitude), it ...
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Type my own font style onto my computer!

How can I use plain TeX & metafont to attain my own font-style, i.e. I want to type the words I write by my hand.
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Any known barriers preventing interactive use of Metafont

Does anyone know of any reason why it would be difficult/impossible to build an interactive user interface for Metafont ? I'm not talking about a "drawing" interface where you drag control points ...
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Why no GUI for Metafont? [closed]

Why has no-one ever created a graphical user interface for Metafont? One can easily imagine a system that would allow interactive adjustment of the font parameters, with near-real-time display of ...
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Problems with mfplain

When I read the file mfplain into Metapost, I get about a dozen error messages complaining about redundant and inconsistent equations. It's hard to believe that there is really anything wrong with ...