create a PK file for a font
see also :
mktexmf - mktextfm
[options] font [redirect]
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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
is used to generate a pk file from the Metafont
source files or type1 sources for font, if
redirect is given, it must be string of the form
>&n where n is the number of the
file descriptor which is to receive, instead of standard
output, the name of the generated file.
is typically called by other programs, rather than from the
accepts the following options:
Set the base device
Generate the font at resolution
Print help message and exit.
The Metafont magnification that
corresponds to the combination of bdpi and dpi
that has been specified.
The Metafont mode to use.
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
Print version information and
mode is not specified, mktexpk tries to
determine it from bdpi. The manner in which this is
done is primitive. Since bpdi doesn’t provide
sufficient information to uniquely determine a mode
it is strongly recommended that it be specified
mode and bpdi don’t match, the
mode is discarded.
parameter is redundant, but is not checked for consistency.
Worse, the program will fail if the wrong dpi is