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This is the README file for the decorule package.


This package implements a decorative swelled rule using
only a symbol from a font installed with all distributions of
\TeX{}, so it works independently, without the need to install
any additional software or fonts.

This is the packaged version of the macro which was
originally published in the 'Typographers' Inn'
column in TUGboat (Flynn 2010).

This version fixes the bug caused by failing to supply the
correct values for DVI drivers for rendering glyph rotation.
The result now works in Postscript output but DVI viewers may
still display incorrectly.


To install this package, run LaTeX on the decorule.ins file.
This will create the package file decorule.sty, which you must 
move to a directory (folder) where LaTeX will find it. 

For personal installations, that is:

(Mac)              ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/decorule
(Unix / GNU/Linux) ~/texmf/tex/latex/decorule
(MS-Windows 95/XP) C:\texmf\tex\latex\decorule
(Windows 7/8)      Computer\System\Users\your~name\texmf\tex\latex\decorule
                      [replacing your-name with your account name]

Create that directory (folder) if it does not exist.

If you are a Windows user with MiKTeX and this is your 
first time installing packages by hand, you must also 
add the texmf folder to MiKTeX's list of supported
folders (in the Roots tab of the MiKTeX Maintenance/Settings
program), and then update the FNDB in the General tab.

For shared installations (multi-user systems), identify 
the shared local directory with the command

   kpsewhich -expand-var '$TEXMFLOCAL'

This will give you the texmf location within which you must
create the tex/latex/decorule subdirectories. Do not forget
to run the texhash or mktexlsr filename indexer program
after installation, otherwise the files will not be findable.


Add this line to the Preamble of your LateX document:


Read the documentation for the options available.


None known of.


%% decorule.*
%% Copyright © 2010-2011 by Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie>
% This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either
% version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later
% version. The latest version of this license is in:
%     http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt
% and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of
% LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later.
% This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'.
% The current maintainer of this work is Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie>
% This work consists of the files decorule.dtx and decorule.ins
% and the derived file decorule.sty.

Please send comments and bug reports to the maintainer.

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decorule – Dec­o­ra­tive swelled rule us­ing font char­ac­ter

The pack­age im­ple­ments a dec­o­ra­tive swelled rule us­ing only a sym­bol from a font in­stalled with all dis­tri­bu­tions of , so it works in­de­pen­dently, with­out the need to in­stall any ad­di­tional soft­ware or fonts.

This is the pack­aged ver­sion of the macro which was orig­i­nally pub­lished in the “Ty­pog­ra­phers’ Inn” col­umn in TUGboat 31:1 (2010).

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2010–2011 Peter Flynn
Main­tainerPeter Flynn
Con­tained inTeX Live as decorule
MiKTeX as decorule
Line weight
See alsoswrule
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