Missing texware and mfware programs

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue, 16 May 2000 13:30:58 +0100 (BST)

 > >From my monitoring the tex newsgroups, creating one-symbol fonts for special 
 > purposes is done by "normal" users not to seldom.

we must read different news groups! I have never met a metafont user
in all my years of using TeX, apart from serious people like you and

 > Indeed it isn't. But texware and mfware are part of the TeX system. A TeX
 > system without them (at least as options) is just incomplete.

right, but they *are* there as options. 

 > 1 Basic: tftopl/pltotf (it is referenced in one of TeX's error
 > messages and can 
I think I will accept this.

 >        vptovf/vftovp (one popular way to make virtual fonts)

switched to Recommended

 >        gftodvi and gftype (proofing tools for METAFONT)

does anyone else agree?

 > 2 Recommended: weave, tangle, pooltype,
why? no-one uses web programming for real, in Pascal, surely?