# New on CTAN: metrix

Date: August 14, 2013 4:15:39 PM CEST
Tobias Weh submitted the metrix package. Version number: 1.0 License type: lppl Summary description: A package to typeset metric/prosodic symbols standalone or above syllables. Announcement text:
This is the initial version of metrix. A package to typeset the metrics (prosodics) as a line of symbols or above the syllables of a verse. It uses an ASCII like syntax for the symbols, e.g. u for an elementum brevis, _ for an elementum longum or u_uu for an elementum anceps. The symbols can be aligned above (or below) the syllables if you give the verse in a hyphenated form. A short example by Ovid in his Tristia 4,10,26: \metrics{_ _ _ _ _ | _ u u _ u u _ } {et quod temp-ta-bam | scri-be-re ver-sus e-rat} Furthermore metrix defines three new commands for accent like symbols (\lng, \brv and \acct) and a macro to print the bow connecting two vowels or syllables (\bow).
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/metrix/ More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/metrix (as this is a new package, it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

## metrix – Typeset metric marks for Latin text

The package may be used to type the prosodics/metrics of (latin) verse; it provides macros to typeset the symbols standing alone, and in combination with symbols, giving automatic alignment.

The package requires TikZ (including the calc library), xpatch, and xparse (thus also requiring the experimental 3 environment).

 Package metrix Version 1.5 Copyright 2013–2016 Tobias Weh Maintainer Tobias Weh

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