{metafont} is a system for specifying fonts.

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METAFONT can not find d7seg.mf

I write a simple file (T.tex): % T.tex \documentclass{paper} \newfont{\dviiseg}{d7seg scaled 1200} \begin{document} $\mbox{\dviiseg{c}}(c)$ \end{document} then I put the d7seg.mf to the ...
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metafont hash symbol

What does the # symbol mean when it follows a variable name. e.g. arrow_len# vs arrow_len
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Bold Typewriter Type fonts

I found out that there are cmbtt10 and cmttb10 fonts available. Unfortunately they are not used until I activate them with the \font macro, so just searching for those fonts is not possible. The ...
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Brown paper strip on page 125 of The METAFONTbook

I've borrowed a copy of The METAFONTbook from my school's library, and I'm wondering why there is a brown paper strip glued to page 125 between the text and the rings. I couldn't help but wonder if ...
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Where can metafont be obtained?

Where is the source code or executable for Knuth's metafont program? I cannot find it anywhere!
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How do I install mbboard package (MikTeX, Windows)?

This didn't help me much, 'cause this package has MF fonts and I don't have an idea to where should they go. Any help appreciated.
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How does one invoke the MiKTeX port of “mft”?

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 ...
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Nature of MetaFont Output: raster or vector?

I read that MetaFont defines vector fonts. Elsewhere it says it produces raster output. What kind of font does MetaFont really produce?
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the unthinkable: use of Metafont for greek minion letters in black board style

would it be possible to create our own greek letters in black board style from the Minion family using Metafont? It is just a matter of adding a vertical bar somewhere... Thanks
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What fonts are available for LaTeX?

I have used Computer Modern, and I love it. Is there any other complete METAFONT font that can be used with LaTeX?
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How to make sense of font metrics?

If I have a Tex font, and I want to really understand how it will be laid out by Tex, and what features of the font to bear in mind when tuning my output to be beautiful, what tools are useful for ...