[OS X TeX] MF display variable

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sat Aug 4 18:33:27 EDT 2007

At 4:21 PM -0400 8/4/07, Steve Peter wrote:
>I'm back in my periodic MetaFont interest phase, 
>but on a different machine from the last time. 
>Now, on my MacBook Pro, when I attempt to run 
>mf, I get
>hrothgar:~/Documents/Art/FontDevelopment/MetaFont speter$ mf io
>This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.6)
>The letter O [79]Error: Can't open display:
>What do I need to set and where?

mf needs X11 to run.  So make sure you have 
installed X11 and run the command from within an 
xterm. If you haven't installed X11 it's in the 
optional installs folder of your original DVD).


Alan Munn 
amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics                                 
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages   Fax.  +1-517-432-2736
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824      Tel.  +1-517-355-7491

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