This archive contains PostScript binary files for a few "decorative initials" (also called "dropped initials") fonts, and the service files needed in order to use these fonts with [La]TeX. The fonts are a (small) subset of the ones designed and crafted by: Dieter Steffmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> Marburger Stra�e 93a, D-57223 Kreuztal (Germany) and available under his Web page http://www.steffmann.de/english/index.htm (follow the link to "Fonts"). The author gave his permission, that these fonts can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License Distributed from CTAN archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt. The files included in the distribution are: .pfb files: PostScript Font Binary files; .afm files: Adobe Font Metric files; .tfm files: TeX Font Metric files, for LaTeX; .fd files: Font Description files, for LaTeX; config files: configuration files, for dvips; .map files: font mapping files, for dvips; .tex files: example files; .pdf files: Portable Document Format output from the above example files. The names of the included fonts, and the related file names are: AcornInitials (Acorn.afm, Acorn.pfb) AnnStone (AnnSton.afm, AnnSton.pfb) ArtNouveauInitialen (ArtNouv.afm, ArtNouv.pfb) ArtNouveauCaps (ArtNouvc.afm, ArtNouvc.pfb) CarrickCaps (Carrickc.afm, Carrickc.pfb) EichenlaubInitialen (Eichenla.afm, Eichenla.pfb) EileenCaps-Regular (Eileen.afm, Eileen.pfb) EileenCaps-Black (EileenBl.afm, EileenBl.pfb) ElzevierCaps-Regular (Elzevier.afm, Elzevier.pfb) GotischeInitialen (GotIn.afm, GotIn.pfb) GoudyInitialen (GoudyIn.afm, GoudyIn.pfb) KinigsteinCaps (Kinigcap.afm, Kinigcap.pfb) KonanurKaps (Konanur.afm, Konanur.pfb) Kramer-Regular (Kramer.afm, Kramer.pfb) MorrisInitialen (MorrisIn.afm, MorrisIn.pfb) NouveauDropCaps (Nouveaud.afm, Nouveaud.pfb) Romantik (Romantik.afm, Romantik.pfb) RothenburgDecorative (Rothdn.afm, Rothdn.pfb) RoyalInitialen (RoyalIn.afm, RoyalIn.pfb) SanRemo (Sanremo.afm, Sanremo.pfb) Starburst-Regular (Starburst.afm, Starburst.pfb) TypographerCaps (Typocaps.afm, Typocaps.pfb) ZallmanCaps (Zallman.afm, Zallman.pfb) In order to install the distribution, copy the files (with the exception of the .afm files, not needed by LaTeX) to a directory searched by LaTeX and dvips. To process the example files, try the commands: latex <name>.tex dvips -j0 -P <name> <name>.dvi where <name> is the base name of the afm and pfb files (one of Acorn, AnnSton, ...); to process the example files without any previous installation, try with TEXCONFIG="\!\!:." dvips -j0 -P <name> <name>.dvi from the current directory (for the Bourne shell; for C-like shells I don't know how to change an environment variable on-the-fly). For what concerns the "-j0", this option should not be needed by modern versions of dvips (the PostScript output has been generated by dvips 5.92b); I suspect that these fonts are not completely well formed internally, but I do not have the time to investigate more --- using -j0 the PostScript output is consistent. Also, Acrobat Reader 5.06 chokes on some PDF files (while xpdf has no problems), in particular the big ones like GoudyInitials; the PDF output has been generated by Ghostscript 8.00. The same files are available on the WWW under the URL http://wwwcdf.pd.infn.it/MLO/ (follow the link to the directory "Initials"). Happy TeXing, MLO
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initials – Adobe Type 1 decorative initial fonts
For each font, at least an .pfb and .tfm file is provided, with a .fd file for use with LaTeX.
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font available in Adobe Type 1 format
decorative or initial fonts