METAFONT is a historical application created in 1977. Metafont is a description language used to define raster fonts. It is also the name of the interpreter that executes Metafont code, generating the bitmap fonts that can be embedded into e.g. PostScript. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from Wikipedia:

\documentclass{article}

\newfont{\letterbeta}{beta}
\newcommand{\otherbeta}{{\letterbeta B}}

\begin{document}
Let’s try having a strange \otherbeta\ here.
\end{document}

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