readme for the xq-package, version 0.4 THIS PACKAGE IS CURRENTLY UNMAINTAINED and LOOKING FOR A NEW MAINTAINER! the xq.sty, is made for writing about chinese chess. Unfortunately, it has become a real monster, but i did not find a better way to get what i wanted - which is probably due to the fact, that i never wrote something like this before - so dont mind me my rather "simple" solution. xq is under the LaTeX project public license The package contains 18 files: the style file - xq.sty basefont - xqbase.mf font file for "normal" sized boards - xqnormal.mf font file for "large" sized boards - xqlarge.mf basefont for western pieces - xqwestbase.mf font file for "normal" sized boards with western pieces - xqwestnormal.mf font file for "large" sized boards with western pieces - xqwestlarge.mf basefont for additional signs - xqaddsigns.mf font file for "normal" sized addsigns - xqaddsignsnormal.mf font file for "large" sized addsigns - xqaddsignslarge.mf hint file needed by xqbase, xqwestbase and xqaddsigns - xqhints.mf an example file demonstarting bugs of 0.3 fixed by 0.4 - bugs-0-3.tex that documented rendered against version 0.3 - bugs-0-3.pdf a Makefile used to produces PDF files and xq.zip - Makefile an example file demonstrating the abilities of the style - xqexample.tex the example file in pdf format for taking a quick look - xqexample.pdf a change log for changes after the release of 0.3 - ChangeLog and finally this readme file - README On my local tree it works with the files copied to the following places: /texmf/tex/latex/xq/xq.sty /texmf/fonts/source/public/xq/*.mf If problems occur, that the fonts are not loadable, put everything in one folder with the input file and run latex. That produces the .tfm files. Then copy these to: /texmf/fonts/tfm/public/xq/*.tfm Problems: Some things in the input file are rather uncomfortable. Hopefully i will improve the style by the time, but this requires more knowledge of the materia than i have now. There are small gaps between pieces and boardlines in the diagrams, this is due to the font. You can avoid this by putting the unit length for the picture in the style file a little smaller. However, i found it looks better like it is now. The boards are sometimes set a bit unclean on a pdf output file. I solved the problem by producing a pdf via dvi and ps. After that procedure i always had a clean output in acroread. I hope everything works like it should, if not, please let me know... Stephan Weinhold, 09/2006 Changes from 0.3 to 0.4 by * Wolfgang Reher <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Sebastian Pipping <email@example.com>
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xq – Support for writing about xiangqi
The package is for writing about xiangqi or chinese chess. You can write games or parts of games and show diagrams with special positions.
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Sebastian Pipping (inactive)|
Stephan Weinhold (inactive)
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process game diagrams, gamebooks, and other amusements|