[Fontinst] How to regenerate mtx files?

Lars Hellström Lars.Hellstrom at residenset.net
Sat Jul 21 14:56:39 CEST 2012

Michael Sharpe skrev 2012-07-21 07.47:
> I'm a relative newcomer to fontinst, and find myself constantly tripping over the issue that a fontinst script does not regenerate an existing mtx file, even if it is empty or incomplete. Is there a command I'm missing to instruct the script to overwrite an existing mtx?

Some high level commands (\installfont and the like, therefore also 
\latinfamily) can skip the step of converting to an MTX file if one with the 
wanted name already exists, whereas lower level commands (in particular 
\transformfont, unless the source is a \fromany) always generate their 
target file. So it depends on the what commands you're using.

What causes you to get empty or incomplete MTXes?

Lars Hellström

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