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The covfonts package provides all of the files needed to make the
Apostrophic Laboratories's freely distributable Covington font
available to TeX and LaTeX.

covfonts.pdf contains some brief documentation and font samples.


coving_t1.zip and covingSC_t1.zip contain the unmodified PostScript
Type 1 versions of the Covington typeface as downloaded from
http://www.apostrophiclab.com/.  Copy all of the .pfb files from those
ZIP archives into texmf/fonts/type1/public/covfonts.  Optionally copy
all of the .afm files into texmf/fonts/afm/public/covfonts.

Copy the contents of covfonts's texmf subdirectory onto your local
texmf directory (e.g., /usr/local/texmf or C:\localtexmf).  Run
texhash or invoke whatever program is needed to update TeX's filename

Tell dvips, pdftex, xdvi, yap, etc. to utilize covfonts.map.  In the
teTeX TeX distribution, this is done by adding covfonts.map (possibly
with full pathname) to the extra_modules section of the updmap script
(located in texmf/dvips/config/) then running updmap.  In other
distributions, you may need to add "p +covfonts.map" to your config.ps
file (probably also located in texmf/dvips/config/) and, if you use
pdfTeX, "map +covfonts.map" to your pdftex.cfg file (probably in


Put "\usepackage{covfonts}" in your document's preamble.  This
replaces Computer Modern with Covington as the default body font.

Copyright and License

The Covington fonts (designed by Derek Vogelpohl) are covered by the
following license:

    The fonts on this site are freeware and can be used as they are in
    any context without permission from Apostrophic Laboratories,
    except to produce material that is racist, criminal and/or illegal
    in nature.  It is prohibited to modify any Apostrophic
    Laboratories font(s) for repackaging and/or re-release without an
    express written authorization by the designer(s) of the font(s) or
    Apostrophic Laboratories.  Under no circumstance shall any
    Apostrophic Laboratories design or font design be sold or
    purchased.  Email info@apostrophiclab.com if you want more

The covfonts LaTeX2e package is covered by the following copyright and

    Copyright (C) 2003 by Scott Pakin <pakin@uiuc.edu>

    These files may be distributed and/or modified under the
    conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.2
    of this license or (at your option) any later version.  The latest
    version of this license is in:


    and version 1.2 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
    version 1999/12/01 or later.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.4M).

covfonts – Make Apostrophic Laboratories's Covington fonts available to and

The covfonts package provides all of the font metrics, virtual fonts, font-description files, and font-mapping files needed to use Apostrophic Laboratories's freely downloadable Covington font with and .

LicensesThe Project Public License
MaintainerScott Pakin
TopicsFont support
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