ALLRUNES The allrunes package is a set of fonts and a LaTeX package for writing runes of all kinds using LaTeX. AUTHOR AND HOMEPAGE Carl-Gustav Werner is the author of allrunes. More information can be found at http://www.maths.lth.se/~carl/allrunes/ COPYRIGHT This program is provided under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License distributed from CTAN archives in the directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt. (C) 2001-2004 Carl-Gustav Werner VERSION This README.txt describes the allrunes version 2.1 CHANGES 1.0 First public release. 1.01 Removed a few remaining 8-bit characters from frum.mf. They didn't work with the new MiKTeX package handling system. Also added a lost table, added an example and corrected a few spelling mistakes in the documentation. 2.0 Added type1 versions for the main types of the allrunes fonts, and support for them in the LaTeX package. Merged the former Scandinavian-Gothic and the Continental font families to a Common Germanic font family. Renamed the commands for flipping and turning runes. Made the commands for flipping and turning runes work for all six font families. Inserted kerning information for the Common Germanic and Anglo-Frisian font families. Complemented the sets of runes with a few more, especially the Medieval one. Corrected many spelling mistakes in the documentation. 2.1 Modified the handling of type1 fontes to take advantage of the new map-file handling system of MiKTeX- and teTeX- implementations. Removed a bug that prevented the use of medieval rune with straight twigs. Minor updates to the documentation. FILES AND DIRECTORIES AT CTAN README.txt This file. allrunes.dtx The source for the allrunes Metafont fonts and LaTeX package. allrunes.ins Driver file for allrunes.dtx allrunes.ps PostScript version of the documentation, using only mf (pk) fonts. allrunes.pdf Pdf version of the documentation, using only type1 fonts. type1 Directory for the type1 fonts, containing: pfb Directory for the pfb files allrunes.map Map file for mapping the type1 file names REQUIREMENTS The installation of the allrunes package requires the docstrip package. Using the allrunes package requires the ifthen package. Processing the documentation for the allrunes package requires the fontenc package and the ec fonts. I do not know what version of LaTeX is required. INSTALLATION (OF THE LATEX PACKAGE AND THE METAFONT SOURCE FILES) The installation procedure is described in the documentation, but since there is weak catch 22, in that you might need the fonts to produce the documentation, and you might need the documentation to install the fonts, it's also described here. The descriptions below are intended to be correct for MiKTeX version 2.3 and 2.4, and for teTeX version 2.0. 1. Download the files allrunes.ins and allrunes.dtx to a preferably empty directory. If you intend to keep the documentation, you'd better create a suitable directory and put the files there right now; like <tex doc base>/fonts/allrunes/ In a typical MiKTeX system it would be C:\texmf\doc\fonts\allrunes\ In a teTeX system it might be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/fonts/allrunes/ 2. Start a window where you can enter commands from the keyboard, i.e. get an DOS prompt on a Windows machine or a xterm-window on a UNIX/linux machine. 3. Go to the directory where you did put the files allrunes.dtx and allrunes.ins 4. Run the command latex allrunes.ins Wait. There are 231 files to be generated. 5. Move all the 224 *.mf files to a suitable directory, preferably <font source base>/public/allrunes/ which in a typical MiKTeX system would be C:\texmf\fonts\source\public\allrunes\ In a teTeX system it might be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/fonts/source/public/allrunes/ 6. Move the 6 *.fd files and the file allrunes.sty to a suitable directory, preferably <tex base>/tex/latex/allrunes/ which in a typical MiKTeX system would be C:\texmf\tex\latex\allrunes\ In a typical teTeX system it would be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/allrunes/ 7. Refresh the file name database. In MiKTeX you would run the command initexmf -u or find it somewhere in Start|Program|MiKTeX... In teTeX you would just run texhash or use the configuration tool texconfig and find some suitable alternative. 8. Run the command latex allrunes.dtx to produce the documentation and test the installation. Run it one more time to resolve the references, before you view it. INSTALLATION (OF THE TYPE1 FONT FILES) Installation of the type1 fonts requires the allrunes package to be installed according to the above description. Be sure that both LaTeX and dvips works fine with the Metafont fonts before you install the type1 fonts. 1. Copy all the files (named fru??.pfb) from the type1/pfb directory to a suitable directory, preferably <type1 font base>/public/allrunes which in a typical MiKTeX system would be C:\texmf\fonts\type1\public\allrunes\ and in a teTeX system it might be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/fonts/type1/public/allrunes/ 2. Copy the file allrunes.map from the type1 directory to some suitable directory, like <dvips base>/allrunes which in a typical MiKTeX system would be C:\texmf\dvips\allrunes\ and in a teTeX system it might be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/dvips/allrunes/ 3. Edit the file <texmf base>/web2c/updmap.cfg which in a typical MiKTeX system would be C:\texmf\web2c\updmap.cfg and in a teTeX system it might be like /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg search for a line like: MixedMap allrunes.map in the file. If the line is not present, then add that line. 4. Refresh the file name database, see paragraph 7 above. 5. Update the other .map files. In MiKTeX you run initexmf -v --mkmap and in teTeX you run updmap 6. Run latex allrunes.dtx then try both dvips -Ppk allrunes (which will use the bitmapped pk fonts) and dvips -Poutline allrunes (which will use the ouline type1 fonts). You might also try pdflatex allrunes.dtx
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allrunes – Fonts and LaTeX package for almost all runes
This large collection of fonts (in Adobe Type 1 format), with the LaTeX package gives access to almost all runes ever used in Europe. The bundle covers not only the main forms but also a lot of varieties.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Contained in||TeX Live as allrunes|
|MiKTeX as allrunes|
font available in Adobe Type 1 format|
fonts for runic inscriptions