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Direc­tory fonts/bookhands/huncial

    The huncial and allhuncl packages provide Metafont fonts based on the 
Half Uncial manuscript book-hand used between the 3rd & 9th century AD. 
The font consists of minuscules and digits, with some appropriate 
period punctuation marks. Both normal and bold versions are provided. 
This is one in a series of manuscript fonts.

    Access to the docmfp package is desireable but not essential.

    The distribution consists of the following files:
README (this file)

    The distribution is provided under the terms of the LaTeX
Project Public License (LPPL).

To install the package:

o run: latex uncial.ins, which will generate:
       huncl*.mf files
       *.fd files
o Move the generated files to locations where LaTeX will find them.
    For example: the huncl*.mf files to .../texmf/fonts/source/public/huncial
                 the *.fd and *.sty files to /texmf/tex/latex/local/huncial

    On a teTeX distribution you might also have to add lines like the 
    following to texmf/fontname/special.map:
      huncl7.mf        public    huncial
      huncl10.mf       public    huncial
      huncl17.mf       public    huncial
      hunclb7.mf       public    huncial
      hunclb10.mf      public    huncial
      hunclb17.mf      public    huncial
    On a teTeX distribution remember to run texhash after moving the files.

    (I use a teTeX distribution and found that if I didn't add to the special.map
     file, then the generated tfm and pk files were put in directories corresponding
     to some vendor's font.) 

    Other LaTeX distributions might require procedures similar to those for teTeX.

To typeset the documentation:

o run: latex huncial.dtx
o if you want an index then run: makeindex -s gind.ist huncial
o run: latex huncial.dtx
o Print huncial.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual 

    Note that the docmfp package is normally required for LaTeXing huncial.dtx.
The package is available from CTAN in tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/supported.
If you haven't got this and don't want to get it, then there are instructions
in the first part of the .dtx file about how to edit it to avoid the use of docmfp.
(docmfp is an extension of the doc package for describing METAFONT, or other
non-LaTeX, code.)

To check out your installation:

o run: latex tryfont  for a testpage of the Half Uncial fonts
o run: latex allfont  for a document typeset with the Half Uncial fonts

Peter Wilson

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (198.0k).

hun­cial – Fonts based on the half Un­cial manuscript book-hand

The hun­cial and all­huncl pack­ages pro­vide fonts based on the Half Un­cial manuscript book-hand used be­tween the 3rd and 9th cen­turies. The font con­sists of mi­nus­cules and dig­its, with some ap­pro­pri­ate pe­riod punc­tu­a­tion marks and lig­a­tures. Both nor­mal and bold ver­sions are pro­vided.

This is one of a set of manuscript fonts. Ac­cess to the docmfp pack­age is de­sir­able but not es­sen­tial.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeX Live as bookhands
MiKTeX as hun­cial
TopicsBook­hand Font
MF Font
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