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C00002 00002 METAFONT (MF) is a font-making compiler developed by D. E. Knuth here at the
METAFONT (MF) is a font-making compiler developed by D. E. Knuth here at the
lab. The standard version is obtainable by typing "r mf" to the monitor. It
produces ".tfm" files suitable for use with the new TeX.
The new version of MF is explained in The METAFONTbook (which is still
incomplete: sorry; see also SYNTAX.TEX[mf,dek] for hints). An old
prototype version was described in the book TeX and METAFONT, but
it has little in common with the new system except its name.
To run the old MF, say "r mf79". To run the really old version, which
produces ".tfx" files suitable for use with XGPTEX, say "r xgpmf".
A list of all known errors in the old user manual appears in file