[OS X TeX] FontForge and mf?

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Tue Jun 14 20:42:35 CEST 2005

On Jun 14, 2005, at 2:24 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 14.06.2005 um 17:08 schrieb <stephenmoye at cox.net>:
>> I'm trying to use FontForge to get at some mf fonts. Everything is  
>> fine until I get
>> this error message from (I think) FontForge:
>> Could not read (or perhaps find) mf output file
>> What is missing?
> Fontforge can't work with MF files. So it converts with the help of  
> autotrace, pktrace, or mftrace into another format. Could be you  
> miss any of these helpers ...
> autotrace is provided by an i-Package. And fink, and ...

Yes, I have all of that installed (i-installer) and fontforge finds  
autotrace without a problem. The error message I got comes up after  
fontforge seems to start working on the file. I'm wondering if mf  
needs a place to write an intermediary file?

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