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do-it-yourself-tex – Back to Plain

This pack­age pro­vides a col­lec­tion of eas­ily mod­i­fi­able forms, macros and sam­ple texts for use with plain /.

Plain , as demon­strated by the myr­iad of ar­ti­cles and books dat­ing from be­fore the ad­vent of , is ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing fine ty­pog­ra­phy. It has the ad­van­tage of not be­ing as ob­scure as far as macros, font des­ig­na­tion etc. are con­cerned, and this pack­age is in­tended to be an­other con­tri­bu­tion to the reper­toire in terms of macros, forms and ex­am­ples.

, which works with­out the ne­ces­sity of fur­ther ma­nip­u­la­tion of clas­si­cal doc­u­ments, has the fur­ther ad­van­tage of un­der­stand­ing Uni­code, for which many open source fonts are avail­able. In ad­di­ton, ’s im­me­di­ate out­put is an ex­tended vari­ant of DVI for­mat, which is or­di­nar­ily pro­cessed by a tightly bound pro­ces­sor (called xd­vipdfmx) that pro­duces PDF, i.e. if you type: xe­tex file_01.tex, you ob­tain: file_01.pdf.

This pack­age pro­vides eas­ily mod­i­fi­able forms and macros which il­lus­trate how plain can be used to pro­duce high qual­ity texts with such fea­tures as pre­cise font des­ig­na­tions, im­ported im­ages, marginal notes, colour, right to left texts and syl­lab­ics. Real ex­am­ples are pro­vided in both the and PDF ver­sions. A set of shell files, font ta­bles, and an HTML page with links to font sources are also pro­vided.

Sources/macros/xetex/plain/do-it-yourself-tex
Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Home pagehttp://peo­ple.math.car­leton.ca/~rhfis­chl
Ver­sion1.3 2019-03-17
Li­censesPublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerRoger Herz-Fis­chler
TopicsTut plain­tex

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