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Direc­tory fonts/comicsans

               |        THE COMICSANS PACKAGE	      |
               | By Scott Pakin, scott+csan@pakin.org |


The comicsans package makes Microsoft's Comic Sans font available to
LaTeX2e.  comicsans supports all of the following:

  * Roman text, boldface text, small-caps text, and -- with a little
    extra effort -- italic text

  * Cyrillic (roman text, boldface text, italic text)

  * Mathematics using Comic Sans wherever possible


Complete installation instructions appear in the comicsans
documentation, comicsans.pdf (formatted for U.S. Letter paper).  A
brief summary follows:

  * Acquire and install the Comic Sans font.

  * Merge comicsans's texmf directory tree (available from CTAN as
    install/macros/latex/contrib/comicsans.tds.zip) with your local
    TeX directory tree.

  * Point your favorite TeX backend(s) (pdfTeX, Dvips, YAP, Xdvi,
    etc.) to the comicsans font-mapping file.

  * Refresh the TeX filename database.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2013 by Scott Pakin

This file may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of
the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license
or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of this
license is in:


and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2006/05/20 or later.


Thanks to Bob Tennent for notifying me that Microsoft ceased
distributing Comic Sans themselves but that the font is now available
on SourceForge; thanks to Rolf Niepraschk for telling me about
cabextract, which can be used to extract fonts from comic32.exe;
thanks to Han The Thanh for presenting an alternate way to package the
Type 1 versions of Comic Sans, which facilitate comicsans's use with
Vietnamese typesetting; and thanks to Norbert Preining for identifying
some issues with the packaging of comicsans for CTAN.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (314.0k).

comic­sans – Use Mi­crosoft Comic Sans font

Mi­croSoft Comic Sans is a TrueType font that is read­ily avail­able on the net (Mi­croSoft no longer dis­tribute it in iso­la­tion from Win­dows, but there is no re­stric­tion on dis­tri­bu­tion of ex­ist­ing copies). This pack­age pro­vides met­rics and maps to use the font with pdf, in a va­ri­ety of text shapes, and (to some ex­tent) in math­e­mat­ics.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2008, 2013 Scott Pakin
Main­tainerScott Pakin
TDS archivecomicsans.tds.zip
Con­tained inMiKTeX as comic­sans
TopicsFont sup­port
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