Celtic Knotwork Font The metafont source comprises the following files. knot1.mf These are the base files for seven different knot2.mf styles of knotwork. You can create your own knot3.mf by modifying the parameters set in these. knot4.mf knot5.mf knot6.mf knot7.mf doknots.mf This files sets up the macros according to the base parpameters. soloman.mf This creates the parts for the Soloman Knot. found.mf This creates the parts for the Foundation Knot. sides.mf This has different styles of intersections. bits.mf This has general box drawing characters and bits for ornamentation. testknot.tex This is a comprehensive display of the seven knotwork types and how one might display them. In general to use them in TeX you must set up a box with \obeylines, \obeyspaces, \baselineskip=0pt, and \lineskip=0pt. This is to ensure there are no gaps between vertical characters. The best way I've discovered in LaTeX is to use a center environment with a \nointerlineskip after each \\. I would greatly appreciate any macros people work out for using the knotwork characters in. I would especially like to see some sort of tabular environment or a border creation macro. Known bugs: I don't think it works at other than normal magnification. I'm probably using an unshapred value where I should be using a sharped value or vice versa. The width of the path appears to change on the straight vertical or horizontal strokes. My screen driver shows gaps between some characters. I do not see these on my printer though. Some joints appear a bit kinked. Not badly enough to detract from sight. Send all comments, bugs and improvementes to Jo Jaquina, firstname.lastname@example.org
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knot – A Celtic knotwork font
The package provides a set of (basically similar) fonts. The glyphs of each font may be assembled into a knotwork pattern.
The fonts are distributed as METAFONT source; a TeX document to test the fonts is supplied.
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