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{metafont} is a system for specifying fonts.

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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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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 ...
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Question about cmtex fonts

The question concerns info on this page. The extended ASCII font, cmtex10, has the parameters of cmtt10, except that the slant is positive (for a few characters that will be slanted). What is ...
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Have LaTeX document slowly transform/fade from one font into another

A couple months back, I recall reading an article where LaTeX's metatype system is used to have a document fade from one font into another. The example had several pages of serif text that slowly ...
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order of ligature in metafont

How are ambiguities in ligature resolved by metafont ? Say I have ligtable letter1 : letter2 =: letter12; ligtable letter2 : letter3 =: letter23; If a sequence "letter1 letter2 letter3" appears, ...
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ligtable in metafont

I would like to combine three characters, should they appear consecutively, and replace the three with a single glyph (which is pre-defined). Is it possible to use ligtable to do it in a metafont file ...
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Running metafont on a mac

Can 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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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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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} \begin{fmfgraph*}(40,...
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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: For ...
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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, ...