=============== M D W F O N T S =============== --- Licence note --- mdwfonts package release note Copyright (c) 1996 Mark Wooding These programs are free software; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. These programs are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with these programs; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. --- What it's all about --- This is a LaTeX package and some various font bits which allow configurable fonts in documents, provide a `squashed' Courier font (inlcuding the bits David Carlisle left out of pslatex) and some maths support for Palatino. --- Licencing --- The packages are made available under the GNU General Public Licence (not the usual LaTeX agreement). A copy of this licence is supplied in the file COPYING. You should read this document if you haven't read it already, even if it's just for educational value. I'm not actually sure how good a thing the GNU GPL actually is, so I'm sort of testing the water. The idea that this is how all software should be distributed still fills me with a certain amount of trepidation. --- What's in the box --- You should have received the following files in whatever sort of archive thing this suite came in: README -- You've got this file for sure, because it's this one COPYING -- A textual version of the GNU General Public Licence mdwfonts.dtx -- Documentation and code for `mdwfonts.sty', the `.fd' files, and a whole lot of other stuff mdwfonts.ins -- Installation script for the packages gpl.tex -- LaTeX version of the GNU General Public Licence If you're missing any of these files, complain at whoever gave the rest of them to you, and get them quickly. You /should/ also have a large collection of `.tfm' and `.vf' files: pcrb7tn.tfm pcrbo7tn.tfm pcrr8rn.tfm pcrro8rn.tfm pzcmi8r.tfm pcrb8a.tfm pcrbo8a.tfm pcrr8tn.tfm pcrro8tn.tfm zpplcmr.tfm pcrb8rn.tfm pcrbo8rn.tfm pcrrc7tn.tfm pplr8r.tfm zpplcmrm.tfm pcrb8tn.tfm pcrbo8tn.tfm pcrrc8tn.tfm pplri8r.tfm zpsycmrv.tfm pcrbc7tn.tfm pcrr7tn.tfm pcrro7tn.tfm psyr.tfm zpzccmry.tfm pcrbc8tn.tfm pcrr8a.tfm pcrro8a.tfm pcrb7tn.vf pcrbo7tn.vf pcrr8tn.vf pcrro7tn.vf zpplcmrm.vf pcrb8tn.vf pcrbo8tn.vf pcrrc7tn.vf pcrro8tn.vf zpsycmrv.vf pcrbc7tn.vf pcrr7tn.vf pcrrc8tn.vf zpplcmr.vf zpzccmry.vf pcrbc8tn.vf If you don't have these, then strictly speaking you can generate them given the above sources and fontinst.sty, but I found this ever so fiddly, and I recommend strongly that nobody else try unless they're feeling really brave. Finally, you may be lucky and have some extra files: mdwfonts.sty -- Unpacked `mdwfonts.sty' package OMLpplcm.fd, OMSpzccm.fd, OMXpsycm.fd, OT1pplcm.fd and mTTpcr.fd -- Font description files for LaTeX mdwfonts.dvi -- Typeset documentation for the system If you've already got these, then great, because you don't have to generate them. If you haven't, it's not a big deal. You might also have a bunch of files with extensions like `.log', `.aux', `.tmp', `.ilg' and so on. These files are really not at all interesting, and you might as well get rid of them now. --- Extracting the packages --- If you don't have the various .sty files already, you'll need to extract them from the .dtx files. This requires docstrip.tex, which should be part of your base LaTeX 2e distribution. If you have docstrip vsersion 2.3d, which is available with the December 1995 release of LaTeX, things will go rather faster. If your LaTeX release is much older than this, you should upgrade, because the packages need a fairly new LaTeX anyway. (I could do something about this, but I won't, because I want to encourage everyone to upgrade.) If everything's set up correctly, all you should need to do is say tex mdwfonts.ins or latex mdwfonts.ins or whatever incantation is necessary to run TeX or LaTeX on the supplied `mdwfonts.ins' file on your system. TeX will grind away at the files for a bit, and then say `Done' at you. (This could take a while, so be patient.) You will then have a mdwfonts.log file, which you can throw away, and a collection of sparkly new files. Now the installation can really begin. --- Installing all the files --- The package comes with a large number of miscellaneous font files. They ought to be placed in appropriate directories where TeX and/or other programs can find them. Exactly where this will be depends heavily on your installation: try looking for the other fonts and put these with them. The various extensions for the font files are: `.tfm' is a TeX Font Metric file, needed by TeX. `.vf' is a virtual font description file, needed by DVI-drivers. `.fd' is a font description file, required by LaTeX. You'll also need to put mdwfonts.sty somewhere where LaTeX will find it. What you do with the documentation file is up to you. The various `.fd' files and mdwfonts.sty may not have been included in your distribution. If you don't have them, run LaTeX on `mdwfonts.ins' to build them (see above). I'm explicitly not giving instructions for building all the other font files, because I'd much prefer it if they were distributed as they are, please -- building them is a fiddly business, and I'd rather that only I had to do it. Once you've done all that, you must tell dvips about your new fonts, so add the following lines to the `psfonts.map' file, unless they're already there: pcrb8rn Courier-Bold ".85 ExtendFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pcrb8a.pfb pcrbo8rn Courier-BoldOblique ".85 ExtendFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pcrbo8a.pfb pcrr8rn Courier ".85 ExtendFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pcrr8a.pfb pcrro8rn Courier-Oblique ".85 ExtendFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pcrro8a.pfb The `pcrr8rn' line will already be in the file if you've installed the `pslatex' package, so don't bother putting it in again. --- Typesetting the documentation --- If you want to typeset the documentation for the package, you'll need some packages from the `mdwtools' distribution. In particular, you need the `mdwtools.tex' file, and the `syntax.sty' and `sverb.sty' packages. You'll also need the `mdwfonts.dtx' file for the package you want documentation on, and all the files it generated. Make sure you've got all the files, and then run LaTeX on mdwfonts.dtx. TeX will start hammering away for a very short while, and then stop and ask you whether you want to build the indexing files. Generating index files takes a lot longer (I'd guess that it doubled the amount of time taken to typeset the `.dtx' file) so I don't recommend it unless: * you've got a very fast processor, or * you're very interested in how the package works internally, or * you just like everything to be complete, or * you're a masochist. Even so, there's no point writing indexing information the first time you run LaTeX on a file, because the table of contents hasn't been created yet, and when you LaTeX the file the second time, all the references will change. If you want the index files anyway, type `y' when you're asked. Otherwise, type 'n'. You know you want to type `n' really... If you want to do the job properly, you need to run LaTeX a second time to read in the contents table. /This/ is the correct time to turn on indexing, if you really want it. If you did build the index files, you should now sort the index by saying makeindex -s gind.ist mdwfonts.idx The `gind.ist' file should have come with LaTeX. Having done this, you should run the `.dtx' file though LaTeX one final time, to insert the formatted index. You can now print or preview the generated `.dvi' file using whatever tools you usually use for such things. --- Contacting the author --- The author can be reached by email at email@example.com. This is his personal dial-up account, paid for privately, so don't expect replies after five minutes or anything like that. If you do have any comments regarding the code, its documentation, or anything else to do with these packages, don't leave me guessing -- let me know. While I won't guarantee to do anything about your comments, chances are that I'll right any wrongs and rescue any damsels in distress (oh, no, wrong spiel). -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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mdwfonts – A model for font manipulation
The mdwfonts bundle provides an alternative means of management and configuration of the fonts used in a document. It allows users to define a favourite collection of fonts, in a way that any document that employs the package will honour those design decisions.
In addition, the bundle provides various metrics and font sets that were not available when the bundle was developed; most of these fonts are now obsolete.
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metrics, macro incantations and other font support|