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{metafont} is a system for specifying fonts.

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AMS Euler, but slightly heavier using METAFONT?

I'm using a commercial body text font and I'd like to use a math font that matches it well. AMS Euler (from the eulervm package) matches its style nicely, but is slightly too light. I know AMS Euler ...
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how to convert metafont created fonts to PS 1 fonts

I have a font (for the script of my language) which was created using metafont. But as is the usual problem with 8-bit fonts it does not scale well. So I have had to create multiple tfm files for ...
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How to compile example on p.138 of MetaFontBook?

Here is the example from MetaFontBook: beginchar ("A", 29mm# , 25mm# , 0); thick# := 2mm#; thin# := 5/4mm#; define_whole_blacker_pixels(thick , thin); forsuffixes $ = a, b, c: transform $; ...
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How should I typeset the names of the TeXbook and the METAFONTbook?

I want to refer to both the TeX book and the Metafont book in a document that I am writing. My attempt at typesetting the TeX book looks ok, but the other one is a bit of a disaster. Can anyone ...
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How to use previous points of a path to specify next?

Consider this test.mf: draw (10,20)--(10+100,20)--(10+100,20+50)-- (10+100+30,20+50)--(10+100+30,20+50-40); showit; end Is there a way in metafont/metapost to draw a line of given length in a ...
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Question about errata on page 171 of MetaFontBook

In errata there is this errata for page 171 of MetaFontBook: \bugonpage C171, line 16 from the bottom (06/18/02) \tenpoint \<loop>\is\<loop header>|:|\<loop text> {\tt endfor} I ...
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How to compile thicker OTF version of Latin Modern fonts?

Computer Modern fonts, when printed from a pdf generated by pdflatex, tend to produce rather thin lines. The way to solve that problem has been described here through the use of the blacker parameter. ...
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How long did it take for Donald Knuth to create/design the font family of CM?

I want to know how long exactly did it take for Donald Knuth to create/design the font family of CM? (please answer based on authentic references.) Did the designing process take more than 10 years ...
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What to do to make Metafont stop emitting “! Emergency stop.” when i type \relax

Hello I have been trying to learn Metafont through the METAFONTbook, but when I try to use the \relax command it responds with: ! Emergency stop. I am using Metafont ver. 2.7182818 (MikTex 2.9....
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Why are tfm files missing in the LaTeX rsfs package?

I try to solve my problem asked on stackoverflow about a python script which uses TeX to create matplotlib labels. see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50875637/matplotlib-how-do-i-have-to-provide-...
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Metafont using more than 256 characters

How can I use METAFONT to make a font with more than 256 symbols? (Ideally these would be typed in LaTeX using a command.) Alternatively, can I define such a large number of symbols, built in METAFONT,...
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How to add space character in Computer Modern font

I am using METAFONT sources of Knuth’s cmr7.mf Com­puter Modern font. For converting this file into outline font, I have used mftrace. Everything works fine when i convert this .mf file into .TTF file ...
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Why the MetaFont in Miktex always run errors?

I am trying the codewords of MetaFont textbook of D. Knuth many times with cmd in Windows. No matter the example files such as io.mf or even simple commands such as \relax, the outcome of those ...
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circ package: multiple problems

I have multiple problems with circ package. if I install from repository everything seems ok. However during compilation LaTeX says unknown METAFONT error or so. Then I decided to compile fonts as ...
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Get Times 4-Line Mathematics Series 569 in LaTeX

This question is related to my own question Including letters from other fonts Reading on the web, I found this pdf. In page 8, it shows a figure with the main characters of Times 4-Line Mathematics ...
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Bookhands (tgothic) package not rendering on Overleaf

I've downloaded the handbooks package from CTAN at https://ctan.org/pkg/bookhands, compiled only the tgothic package locally (latex tgothic.ins) and uploaded it to Overleaf. There I tried to render ...
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Hidden gems of Metafont that are still worth it?

I've read up on the conversion from METAFONT to OTF via mf2pt1 and FontForge. Are there some "forgotten" fonts where such a conversion would make sense? I'd rather use Latin Modern than try to do ...
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How does VFlib process .GF and .PK bitmap file formats?

Recently I made a small helping module in FreeType for my research work. This module is mainly responsible for processing a METAFONT input by client application. I used FTVIEW as my client application ...
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What is the purpose of CM Funny?

I have never really seen any detailed discussion by TeX users on the subject of Computer Modern Funny, despite how strange it is. Personally, I find that even with its eccentricities, CM Funny and CM ...
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Has someone created a capital Eszett character (ẞ) for Computer/Latin Modern Roman?

I have seen how someone was able to create a Bitcoin character for Computer/Latin Modern Roman although it is not a part of the font itself. The capital ẞ does not seem to be a part of Computer/Latin ...
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How can I see definition of an existing math symbol?

I want to create a symbol similar to \doublebarwedge from the package mathabx, with the wedge replaced by a triangle. Since I want to use both symbols, they should be as similar as possible (regarding ...
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How to set up Russian Cyrillic Times New Roman font in PdfLaTeX?

I need to set up Russian Cyrillic Times New Roman font in PdfLaTeX for whole document. My system: — Windows 10; — TeXStudio; — TeXLive; What I have already tried: 1) I installed the Russian ...
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Instructions for altering Computer Modern [duplicate]

Could I please have instructions for making a minimal (but very visible) change to Computer Modern with Metafont, and loading the new font (Computer Post-Modern) in Tex?
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metafont crashes when using showit

[Updated] I am interested in using metafont, and working through the initial steps. When I use the simple command drawdot (35,70); showit; a blank (white) window is opened with the title "METAFONT ...
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allrunes package installation

I got the allrunes package but it only has the metafont source. I'm on mobile so I can't build the .tfm files myself. I also can't use a fancier LaTeX compiler than the one I have. Does anyone know ...
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Minimal example of Metafont file and how using it [closed]

I need create simple utf-8 characters font with 4 glyphs. characters = a,ą,ā,ȧ I would like to use it in normal latex roman font (mixing standard rm font and my). Where is working minimal example of ...
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Running Metafont interactively

I tried the first experiment in chapter 5 in the Metafontbook: ran mf, typed \relax and drawdot (35,70); showit;. This opened a window entitled Metafont, but containing nothing. What's missing? ...
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How to overlay METAFONT proof mode over a PDF or EPS or TIFF?

Basically, I have a lot of drawings in a lot of files for a typeface revival I'm working on --- it's optically-sized, and I only have a couple of complete sets (from memory, 28 and 72 pt.) and only ...
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How Computer Modern is stored on my hard drive, or when is it generated?

How exactly is the font Computer Moder stored on my hard drive? I know that Computer Modern was designed using METAFONT and that METAFONT only outputs bitmaps. So does my hard drive actually just ...
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Spurious line on `endash' and `emdash' metafont characters?

Run the following commands: mf cmr10 mktextfm gray gftodvi cmr10.2602gf Last two characters have a vertical line on the right. What is that?
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Metafont for Mac in terminal [closed]

I installed MacTex with Metafont, but when I went to call the program in the terminal by typing mf, I got this error : dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/X11/lib/libSM.6.dylib Referenced from: /Library/...
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Is there an ancient Greek metafont font?

Are there any metafont fonts that can be used to typeset classical Greek?
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How to generate a bitmap using TeX (with bitmap fonts)?

This may be a strange question, as it is something most users do not want. I would like to typeset some text with TeX, and get the description of the typeset page as a bitmap: a sequence of 0s and 1s ...
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Specifying MF mode (to autogenerate fonts) for a specific printer

In Metafont the mode definition is used to define dpi and printer specific adjustments on generating the pixelized character images to use for printing. How could I specify the mode (from a mf file) ...
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how much is Metafont used these days?

Is it really all about TeX (and friends) these days, or does MetaFont still enjoy some use---even if that's in limited contexts? It seems that for all intents and purposes, we're essentially at ...
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How to write like old mathematical papers

Every time I read an old math paper, I'm pretty exited about how perfectly it looks. See this PDF, for example: Everything, though a not-so-perfect-scan, somehow looks "real" to me. It's the little ...
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“Smooth” Pen Stroke Intersection [closed]

I'm trying to design a font in METAPOST and/or METAFONT. Rather, more specifically, I'm trying to 'digitize' a particular font using METAPOST to emulate the shape. My goal is to use as natural an ...
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How do I install the Malvern font in Tex Live 2015?

I am attempting to install the Malvern font from Tug, and am running on Ubuntu 16.04. First off, if there is an automatic way to do this, please let me know what that might be. Second, I have ...
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change default metafont's mode/resolution (as when called directly from pdflatex)

When I use a metafont font, pdflatex calls mf to generate the pk font files. I would like to change the resolution at which the pk files are created. If I'm correct, the call stack is: pdflatex → ...
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Variable size MnSymbol ullcorner vs. lsem

Running LaTeX on the code below generates this output: The point is that the \lsem and \rsem brackets extend indefinitely, while \ullcorner and \ulrcorner seem to only extend for two lines. Does ...
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Translation of typefaces into METAFONT (in the case of AMS Euler and others)

TL;DR: Let me ask my questions first: How was AMS Euler translated from Hermann Zapf's hand-drawn shapes into METAFONT? Has there been one into METAFONT's pen-strokes approach? What are other ...
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Substitution of a couple of math-greek font files only within cmr family

I am trying to use (XeLaTeX) with fonts MinionPro but for greek letters in math mode only I am substituting cmr math greek instead of Mignon (or MNSymbol) using commands such as: \usepackage[mathlf]{...
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Cannot find ifsym10 font

I migrated a working system that I created to a new computer. Formerly, my TexLive package had been downloaded from the TexLive website. Instead of installing the TexLive package from the TexLive ...
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How to create own TeX Font?

I know that a lot of questions have been asked on this subject, but none of the answers worked for me. For couple of months I tried to create TeX Font, and found a way to generate some of files. ...
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Article with example of a slanted K that does not preserve tangents?

After quite some research without any results, somebody may help my forgetful brain: I once have read an article or presentation about the problem, that in METAFONT the slanted K from Computer ...
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How does MetaPost compare to MetaFont, featurewise?

I'm interested in possibly using MetaPost to design a font for a writing system of my own invention. One of the appeals of the Meta* languages is MetaFont's "pen" features. However, MetaFont itself is ...
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Boundary ligatures in math mode

I know that the TeXbook says : "boundary ligatures are automatically disabled in math mode". But I'd like to know if this behaviour can be bypassed. I am creating an environment in order to copy my (...
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How to parametrise vardef declarations for suffixed variables with tags?

In metapost, I'm trying to define a macro which provides declarations for various related properties. I have an "object" (xyz in this example) which I'm representing by a suffix on a variable, and ...
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Using scalable fonts with LaTeX

I have a .mf file which describes the glyphs in the font. Using mftrace, I understand how to get the Adobe font metric information (.afm file) and Type1 fonts (.pfb file) from the .mf file. How does ...
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Positioning a vertex directly above another vertex in feynMF

I have been trying to replicate this Feynman diagram with feynMF. (Image from [1]). The first part, the double line, is rather easy, as it is already present in feynMF as the heavy style. For the ...