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MIKTEX-GFTODVI(1)		 User Commands		     MIKTEX-GFTODVI(1)

       miktex-gftodvi -	make proof sheets from generic font files

       miktex-gftodvi [option...] [gffile]

       This man	page is	an adaption of the corresponding TeX Live man page.

       The miktex-gftodvi program converts a generic font (GF) file output by,
       for example, METAFONT, to a device independent (DVI) file (that can
       then be typeset using the same software that has	already	been written
       for). The characters in the GF file will	appear one per page, with
       labels, titles, and annotations as specified in Appendix	H (Hardcopy
       Proofs) of The METAFONTbook.

       miktex-gftodvi uses other fonts in addition to the main GF file.	A
       "gray" font is used to typeset the pixels that actually make up the
       character. (We wouldn't want all	the pixels to be simply	black, since
       then labels, key	points,	and other information would be lost.) A
       "title" font is used for	the information	at the top of the page.	A
       "label" font is used for	the labels on key points of the	figure.	A
       "slant" font is used to typeset diagonal	lines, which otherwise have to
       be simulated using horizontal and vertical rules. The default gray,
       title, and label	fonts are gray,	cmr8, and cmtt10, respectively;	there
       is no default slant font.

       To change the default fonts, you	can give special commands in your
       source file, or you can change the fonts	on the command-line.

       The GF file name	on the command-line must be complete. Because the
       resolution is part of the extension, it would not make sense to append
       a default extension as is done with other DVI-reading software. The
       output file name	defaults to the	same root as the GF file, with the
       .dvi extension added. For example, the input file cmr10.2602gf would
       become cmr10.dvi.

	   Pretend to be program name, i.e., set program (and memory dump)
	   name	to name.  This may affect the search paths and other values
	   used. Using this option is equivalent to copying the	program	file
	   to name and invoking	name.

	   Disable automatic installation of packages.	Specifying this	option
	   overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.

	   Enable automatic installation of packages.  Specifying this option
	   overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.

	   Sets	the "gray" font. Default is gray.

	   Give	help and exit.

	   This	option is only available on Windows systems: show the manual
	   page	in an HTML Help	window and exit	when the window	is closed.

	   Add the directory dir to the	head of	the list of directories	to be
	   searched for	input files.

	   Sets	the "label" font. Default is cmtt10.

	   Sets	the "logo" font. Default is logo8.

	   Specifies the distance from the right edge of the character
	   bounding box	at which the overflow equations	(if any) are typeset.
	   The value is	given in points. The default is	a little over two

	   Record all package usages and write them into file.

	   Sets	the "slant" font. There	is no default.

	   Sets	the "title" font. Default is cmr8.

	   Enable trace	messages.  The tracestreams argument, if specified, is
	   a comma-separated list of trace stream names	(Chapter 9, Trace

	   Show	version	information and	exit.

	   Comma-separated list	of trace stream	names (see Chapter 9, Trace
	   Streams). If	this variable is set, then MiKTeX programs will	write
	   trace messages into the configured log sink.


       978-0201134452. The METAFONTbook. Donald	E. Knuth. Addison-Wesley.

MiKTeX 21.2		       February	22, 2021	     MIKTEX-GFTODVI(1)


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