[OS X TeX] A question about Metafont

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Oct 7 13:23:57 EDT 2007

Just short answers, Casanova and the New Frankfurt School are waiting.

Am 07.10.2007 um 18:18 schrieb André Bellaïche:

>> Because there have been a mistake: no mapping of the TeX name to  
>> the PostScript font file has been introduced.
> Are you sure ? What one sees on the "console" is TeX running, then  
> Metafont running.

Yes. Otherwise TeX wouldn't have a reason to invoke Metafont – except  
that the document is set completely in Metafont and you never needed  
to created to create the PK fonts before, then they are created now.

Can you name the fonts for which Metafont is invoked?

>>> So, what I meant was : "What did they stick to Metafont ?".
>> Legacy. As why you French stick to your dialect.
> No other reason? My English-French dictionary tells me that many  
> meanings of the verb "to stick" are * (to use in relaxed  
> situations) or ** (very relaxed situations, to be handled with  
> extreme care). I am sorry, I did not intend that.

In meant the behaviour of being glued to something, the use of that  
minority language.



One-Shot Case Study, n.:
         The scientific equivalent of the four-leaf clover, from
         which it is concluded all clovers possess four leaves
         and are sometimes green.

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