The sarabian bundle provides fonts for the South Arabian script, in use for about 1000 years from roughly 600 BC, together with appropriate files for using them with LaTeX. The glyphs are the work of Alan Stanier. This is one of a series of ancient scripts. Changes in version 1.1 (2005/11/12) o Font supplied as Postscript Type1 instead of MetaFont Changes in version 1.0 (2000/09/30) o First public release ------------------------------------------------------------------ Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press) herries dot press at earthlink dot net Copyright 2000--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 http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt 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) sarabian.dtx sarabian.ins sarabian.pdf and the derived files sarabian.sty t1sarab.fd sarab.map sarab10.mf ------------------------------------------------------------------ The distribution consists of the following files: README (this file) sarabian.dtx sarabian.ins sarabian.pdf (user manual) trysarabian.tex (example usage) trysarabian.pdf (example usage) sarab10.afm sarab10.pfb sarab10.tfm To install the bundle: o If you want MetaFont sources uncomment the appropriate lines in sarab.ins. o run: latex sarabian.ins, which will generate: sarabian.sty *.fd files sarabian.map and possibly sarab10.mf o Move *.sty and *.fd files to a location where LaTeX will find them e.g., .../texmf-local/tex/latex/sarabian o Move *.afm, *.pfb and *.tfm files to where LaTeX looks for font information e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/afm/public/archaic/*.afm .../texmf-var/fonts/type1/public/archaic/*.pfb .../texmf-var/fonts/tfm/public/archaic/*.tfm o Add the *.map information to the dvips/pdftex font maps If you want the MetaFont version as well: o Move the *.mf files to, e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/source/public/sarabian o Add a line like the following to the (texmf/fontname/)special.map file: sarab10.mf public sarabian o Refresh the database (for more information on the above see the FAQ). o run: (pdf)latex trysarabian for a test of the font If you want a full manual with all the MetaFont and LaTeX code and commentry, comment out the \OnlyDescription line in sarabian.dtx. o run: (pdf)latex sarabian.dtx o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist sarabian.idx) o run: (pdf)latex sarabian.dtx o Print sarabian.(pdf|dvi) for a hardcopy of the package manual 2005/11/12 Peter Wilson herries dot press at earthlink dot net %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% To install the * package: o run: latex *.ins (which will generate *.sty) o Move *.sty to a location where LaTeX will find it (for more information on this see the FAQ). To generate a second copy of the manual (which is already supplied as a PDF file): o run: latex *.dtx o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist *.idx) o run: latex *.dtx o Print *.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual 2005/99/99 Peter Wilson herries dot press at earthlink dot net The distribution consists of the following files: README (this file) sarabian.ins sarabian.dtx tryfont.tex The distribution is provided under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL). To install the package: o run: latex sarabian.ins, which will generate: sarab*.mf files *.fd files sarabian.sty o run: latex sarabian.dtx o run: makeindex -s gind.ist sarabian o run: latex sarabian.dtx o Print sarabian.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual o Move the generated files to locations where LaTeX will find them. For example: the *.fd and .sty files to .../local/texmf/tex/latex/sarabian the sarab*.mf files to .../texmf/fonts/source/public/sarabian On a teTeX distribution you might also have to add the following line to texmf/fontname/special.map: sarab10.mf public sarabian On a teTeX distribution remember to run texhash after moving the files. o run: latex tryfont for a testpage of the South Arabian font 2000/09/30 Peter Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
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sarabian – Archaic South Arabian script font
The sarabian bundle provides PostScript Type 1 fonts for the South
Arabian script which was in use for about 1000 years from roughly
600BC. The original glyphs were the work of
This is one of a series of fonts reproducing ancient scripts.
Samples of entire archaic bundle:|
Sample of South Arabian font
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Maintainer||Peter R. Wilson|
Alan Stanier (inactive)
|Contained in||TeXLive as archaic|
|MiKTeX as sarabian|
fonts reproducing archaic scripts or inscriptions|