[metapost] Best way to go to outline font from MetaFont

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Tue Mar 13 16:54:34 CET 2012

> Please someone tell me what is the recommended way to produce
> PostScript outlines from a MetaFont program so that I can design
> glyphs using MetaFont (with penpos and all) and output them to EPS
> after which I will take care of the rest using my favourite font
> editor.

In LilyPond, we use mf2pt1 for the raw conversion of METAFONT to
PostScript, followed by calls to FontForge to clean up the outlines
and convert everything to OpenType.


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