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

Julian Gilbey J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 14:47:06 +0000

On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 02:51:29PM +0100, Olaf Weber wrote:
> > Julian>  Wow!  I got a MetaFont "This can't happen (m)" error.  Here's
> > Julian>  how I did it.
> > Julian>  
> > Julian>  mf '\mode:=ljfzzz; mag:=1+0/1200; nonstopmode; input xslhz20'
> > Julian>  
> > Julian>  Now ljfzzz is in the standard modes.mf:
> At first glance, it looks like an overflow issue.

However, it turns out to be extremely sensitive to the particular
numbers which appear; small bits of tweaking change the behaviour.
Most weird.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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