Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Wed Apr 17 14:41:21 CEST 2002

On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 09:18 , Kenneth Beesley wrote:

> Well, teTeX does has a 'mfw', but when I run it, I get the same
> message.  The message also tells me that I might need to
> recompile METAFONT, specifying  --with-x as an option
> to the configure script.
> Do I need to recompile METAFONT, first doing
> configure --with-x

Yes. As I ship a TeX without support for X11, you need to compile your 
own if you want to use X11.

The  reason for not supporting X11 lies in the fact that I need to be 
sure everything works on default Mac OS X systems without X11. It is 
impossible for me to check everything against some X11-dependency having 
been created. Therefore: to prevent this from happening, I need to keep 
my systems X11-free. I follow Apple default.

Having said that, As far as I know, you do not need X11 support on Mac 
OS X to have a look at your font. Use

	pdftex testfont

to produce pdf output. But then again, I have not a lot of experience 
with METAFONT, so I might not know what you are trying to do.


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