[tex-k] Bug#83146: MF fatal error

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau@supelec.fr
23 Jan 2001 20:56:51 +0100

* Thomas Esser <te@informatik.uni-hannover.de> writes:

Julian>  Wow!  I got a MetaFont "This can't happen (m)" error.  Here's
Julian>  how I did it.
Julian>  mf '\mode:=ljfzzz; mag:=1+0/1200; nonstopmode; input xslhz20'
Julian>  Now ljfzzz is in the standard modes.mf:

Thomas>  Interesting. This also happens with teTeX's 'METAFONT,
Thomas>  Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.1)' and TeX Live 5d's 'METAFONT,
Thomas>  Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.2x)'.

As expected under win32 too (same version as on the TL5), but it may
be the case that mf just can't handle this piece of code (well, at
least this error is documented in the web code). Any mf wizard around
there to look at the problem ?