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This file is part of the `metre' package.

Copyright 2000 2001 Gianfranco Boggio-Togna

metre.sty provides some of the tools that are needed for typesetting
scholarly publications dealing with classical Latin and Greek texts,
with special emphasis on Greek verse.


readme			this file
metre.dtx		the package
metre.ins		the installation file
metre.ind		the index file for metre.dtx

demo.tex		a test file 

metre.pdf		the PDF version of the user guide
demo.pdf		the PDF version of the test file 

greek1.tex		test files for Greek text (require Babel with the 
greek2.tex		`polutonikogreek' option)

igreek1.tex		test files for Greek text (require Ibycus4) 


The package requires `relsize.sty' which can be found in: 



1) Run `metre.ins' through LaTeX.

2) Copy `metre.sty' into a directory along the input path of TeX.

3) Run `metre.dtx' through LaTeX to get the documentation
   (`metre.ind'	must be in the same directory as `metre.dtx').

   By default, only the first part of the file (the user guide) is
   processed; if you are interested in the code, follow the
   instructions	near the beginning of `metre.dtx'.

4) Run LaTeX on `demo.tex' to verify the installation.

5) To process `greek1.tex', `greek2.tex' and `greek3.tex' you must
   have Babel installed, with the `polutonikogreek' option. 
   To process `igreek1.tex', `igreek2.tex' and `igreek3.tex'
   you must have Ibycus4 installed.

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me­tre – Sup­port for the work of clas­si­cists

The pack­age pro­vides clas­si­cists with some of the tools that are needed for type­set­ting schol­arly pub­li­ca­tions deal­ing with Greek and Latin texts, with spe­cial em­pha­sis on Greek verse.

As the pack­age's name sug­gests, its core is a com­pre­hen­sive set of com­mands for gen­er­at­ing met­ri­cal schemes and for plac­ing prosod­i­cal marks on text set in the Latin or the Greek al­pha­bet. The rest of the pack­age pro­vides a mis­cel­lany of com­mands for sym­bols (most of them not di­rectly re­lated to me­tre) that are of­ten used in crit­i­cal edi­tions of clas­si­cal texts.

The pack­age does not re­quire any spe­cial font: all sym­bols are taken from the Com­puter Modern fonts (which are in­cluded in all dis­tri­bu­tions) and the pack­age's com­mands are based on prim­i­tives.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2000, 2001 Gian­franco Bog­gio-Togna
Main­tainerGian­franco Bog­gio-Togna
Con­tained inTeX Live as me­tre
TopicsCrit­i­cal edi­tion
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