[tex-k] Re: Re(2): [texhax] Metafont graphic display under X11

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Feb 2 03:08:01 CET 2004

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:

    >     I think it would be more honest not to include mfw at all,
    > if it's the same as mf.

    > They are not intended to be the same.  If they were the same in
    > that release, then that was simply a bug.

It works as expected with the current teTeX based on Web2C 7.4.5.

In recent versions of teTeX mf is a symlink to mfw and there is an
other binary mf-nowin, which doesn't require a GUI. The latter is
intended to be called from scripts to generate fonts in background.

I recommend to make mf the binary with window support, so that mfw can
be replaced by a script which issues a warning before executing mf.

Then mfw can be removed completely in a few years.  Olaf, what do you


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