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    The protosem package provides fonts for the Proto-Semitic script in use 
about 1600 BC, and which may have been a very early ancestor of many of the 
world's alphabets. Files for using the font with LaTeX are also included.
This is one of a series of ancient fonts.

Changes in version 1.3 (2005/07/21)
o Minor fix to encoding 

Changes in version 1.2 (2005/03/18)
o Font supplied as Postscript Type1 instead of MetaFont

Changes in version 1.1 (2000/09/30)
o Minor changes to the glyph encoding to match other fonts in the series

Changes in version 1.0 (1999/03/14)
o First public release

  Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press) herries dot press at earthlink dot net
  Copyright 2005 Peter R. Wilson

  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 the license is in
  and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of
  LaTeX version 2003/06/01 or later.

  This work has the LPPL maintenance status "author-maintained".

  This work consists of the files:
    README (this file)
  and the derived files

     The distribution consists of the following files:
README (this file)
protosem.pdf     (user manual)
tryprotosem.tex  (example usage)

    To install the package:
o run: latex protosem.ins, which will generate:
       *.fd files
       and posibly proto10.mf
o Move the *.sty and *.fd files to a location where LaTeX will find them 
    e.g. .../texmf-local/tex/latex/protosem
o Move the *.afm, *.pfb and *.tfm files where LaTeX looks for font information
    e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/afm/public/archaic/*.afm
o Add the *.map information to the dvips/pdftex psfont maps
   If you want the MetaFont version as well:
   o Move the *.mf files to, e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/source/public/protosem
   o Add a linec like the following to the (texmf/fontname)special.map file:
     proto10.mf     public      protosem
o Refresh the database
  (for more information on the above see the FAQ).

o run: latex tryprotosem for a test of the Proto-Semitic font

    To generate a second copy of the manual (which is already supplied as a PDF file):
o run: latex protosem.dtx
o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist protosem.idx)
o run: latex protosem.dtx
o Print protosem.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual

Peter Wilson
herries dot press at earthlink dot net

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pro­to­sem – Fonts for proto-Semitic cuneiform script

A font (in Type 1 for­mat) and macros for proto-Semitic writ­ing. This script was in use about 1600 BCE, and seems to be the old­est an­ces­tor of most of the world's al­pha­bets. This is one of a se­ries of ar­chaic fonts.

Li­censeThe Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeX Live as ar­chaic
MiKTeX as pro­to­sem
Topics fonts dis­tributed as source
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts them­selves
fonts re­pro­duc­ing ar­chaic scripts or in­scrip­tions
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