Lettrine bundle This bundle contains a package that I maintain to typeset dropped capitals in a LaTeX document. It is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt for the details of that license. Installation: this bundle is included in most TeX distributions, but if you need to install it by yourself 1. run lualatex on lettrine.dtx to get the documentation (lettrine.pdf), 2. run luatex on lettrine.ins to strip the comments and create lettrine.sty and lettrine.cfg 3. run luatex on contrib.dtx to produce the *.cfl files. Files lettrine.sty, lettrine.cfg and *.cfl go to to a directory searched by TeX, typically $TEXMF/tex/latex/lettrine. Files README, demo*, *.pdf go to a doc directory, typically $TEXMF/doc/latex/lettrine. Files *.dtx, *.ins go to a source directory, typically $TEXMF/source/latex/lettrine If you wish, you can customize lettrine.cfg according to your needs. Have a look at one of the PDF files, demo.pdf (in French), or demo-de.pdf (in German) in the doc directory, to see how different layouts for dropped capitals can be achieved. You can also play with the source files demo.tex or demo-de.tex. Have a look at lettrine.pdf in the doc directory, if you are interested in the complete documentation and code. -- Daniel Flipo, <email@example.com> July, 21th, 2018.
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lettrine – Typeset dropped capitals
The lettrine package supports various dropped capitals styles, typically those described in the French typographic books. In particular, it has facilities for the paragraph text’s left edge to follow the outline of capitals that have a regular shape (such as “A” and “V”).
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3|
|Copyright||1999–2018 Daniel Flipo|
|Contained in||TeX Live as lettrine|
MiKTeX as lettrine