mktextfm(1) create a TFM file for a font


mktextfm [options] font


This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Kpathsea: A library for path searching.

mktextfm is used to generate a tfm file from the Metafont source files for font, if possible. If destdir is given, the generated file will be installed there, otherwise a (rather complicated) heuristic is used.

The name of the generated file is printed on standard output.

mktextfm is typically called by other programs, rather than from the command line.


mktextfm accepts the following options:
--destdir dir
A directory name. If the directory is absolute, it is used as-is. Otherwise, it is appended to the root destination directory set in the script.
Print help message and exit.
Print version information and exit.