NKARTA ------ I have been unable to find the author or maintainer or copyright holder of the Metafont karta, containing map symbols. Problems have arisen with that font, mainly the usual ones: "Strange path" errors and capacity exceeded. I have change the coding a bit to try to avoid these. Also, there were two paths defined with incorrect turning number, and incorrect order of operations (a too-late unfill operation caused previously drawn elements of two figures to be erased). This was also corrected. Aside from that, no actual paths were changed. Licence ------- To avoid confusion with the original files, I have renamed the result nkarta. Barring any legal claim by the creator of karta.mf, I hereby place nkarta in the public domain. Version ------- This is version 0.2. The previous version failed to include a version number. It will be called version 0.1 when I need to refer to it. Use --- The character shapes are all in nkchars.mf, which is input by a driver file nkarta.mf. The font produced has design size 15pt. A file nkart15.mf is provided as an example showing how that design size can be changed. In order to get a 20pt font, just copy nkarta15.mf to nkarta20.mf and then edit it, changing 15 to 20 everywhere. To allow larger scaling without risking exceeding Metafont's capacity, I have ported the figures to MetaPost in nkarta.mp. These figures have the same numbers as the corresponding characters in nkarta.mf. That is, after "mpost nkarta.mp", the file nkarta.NNN contains the same picture as charater NNN in the nkarta font. Without scaling, they will be the same size that nkarta.mf produces. One can also run mpost on nkarta15.mf (or nkarta20.mf if prepared as above). In that case nkarta15.NNN (or nkarta20.NNN) has the same figure as character NNN of the font nkarta15 (or nkarta20). Files figtest.pdf and fonttest.pdf provide a table of the available figures/characters. Installing nkarta ----------------- 0. Run tex or latex on nkarta.ins to generate the *.mf and *.mp source files. 1. Copy the .mf files somewhere Metafont will find them. In a TDS compliant system, that would be a subdirectory path similar to texmf/fonts/source/public/nkarta 2. Copy the .tfm file somewhere TeX searches for TFM files, for example texmf/fonts/tfm/public/nkarta 3. Copy the .mp files where MetaPost will find them, for example: texmf/metapost/nkarta 4. Copy README, *.tex and *.pdf where documentation is kept, for example: texmf/doc/fonts/nkarta 5. Copy nkarta.dtx and nkarta.ins where source files are kept, for example: texmf/source/fonts/nkarta 6. Refresh the filename database (mktexlsr or MiKTeX Options). A list of the files and their uses. README This file nkarta.ins The script for unpacking nkarta.dtx nkarta.dtx The source for the next five files: nkarta.mf Preliminary definitions for MF nkarta.mp Preliminary definitions for MP nkchars.mf Actual characters, input by nkarta.mf nkchars.mp Actual figures, input by nkarta.mp (a) nkarta15.mf MF source for the font at 15pt nkarta15.tfm Prebuilt TFM file fonttable.tex Source for a table of the characters figtable.tex Source for a table of the figures fonttable.pdf Prebuilt PDF file (b) figtable.pdf Prebuilt PDF file (c) Notes: (a) nkchars.mf and nkchars.mp are identical (apart from comments). You can discard the second one if MetaPost is configured to find the first one. (b) fonttable.pdf was built by running tex fonttable.tex dvips fonttable.dvi ps2pdf fonttable.ps This requires testfont.tex and nkarta15.tfm (c) figtable.pdf was built by running mpost nkarta.mp tex figtable.tex dvips figtable.dvi ps2pdf figtable.ps This requires testfont.tex, epsf.tex and nkarta15.tfm. The only change from version 0.1 to 0.2 of nkarta to this one is a repackaging, and streamlining of the code. Also, more than 100K of garbage following "end" in nkarta.mp was removed. -- Daniel H. Luecking email: luecking at uark dot edu Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 USA
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nkarta – A "new" version of the karta cartographic fonts
A development of the karta font, offering more mathematical stability in METAFONT. A version that will produce the glyphs as Encapsulated PostScript, using METAPOST, is also provided.
Public Domain Software|
|Maintainer||Daniel H. Luecking|
|Contained in||TeX Live as nkarta|
|MiKTeX as nkarta|
fonts distributed as METAFONT source|
fonts that provide collections of symbols