CTAN package update: modes.mf

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Feb 21 10:38:30 CET 2008

Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

> CTAN:fonts/modes/modes.mf has been updated to version 3.8.  All
> distributions that used modes.mf should update as soon as possible.
> Per Don Knuth, this version no longer redefines the Metafont `end'
> primitive; it also no longer defines a `?' macro for help.  Now you can
> say, e.g.,
>   mf '\fontmaking:=1; end'
> and it will work again.
> In order to get the previous behavior, where the coding scheme, font
> family, and so on were output at the end of the run, the Metafont input
> should call the (new) mode_extra_info macro.  Or incorporate the code in
> the font files themselves, as preferred.

the revised file has been installed in ctan fonts/modes/modes.mf

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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