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    The auncial bundle provides packages and fonts for a script based 
on the Artificial Uncial manuscript book-hand used between the 6th & 10th 
century AD. The script consists of minuscules and digits, with some 
appropriate period punctuation marks. Both normal and bold versions are 
provided. This is one of a series for bookhand fonts.

    The font follows the B1 encoding developed for bookhands. Access to
this is essential. The encoding mainly follows the regular T1 encoding.

   If there are any questions please ask them on the comp.text.tex newsgroup.

Changes in version 2.0 (2005/11/27)
o Font supplied as Postscript Type1 instead of MetaFont
o Only B1 encoding supported
o Major code rewrite

Changes in version 1.0 (1999/05/22)
o First public release

  Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press) herries dot press at earthlink dot net
  Copyright 1999--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
    auncl*.mf files

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

    To install the bundle:
o If you want MetaFont sources uncomment the appropriate lines in auncial.ins.
o run: latex auncial.ins, which will generate:
       *.fd files
       and possibly several *.mf files
o Move *.sty and *.fd files to a location where LaTeX will find them
    e.g., .../texmf-local/tex/latex/auncial
o Move *.afm, *.pfb and *.tfm files to where LaTeX looks for font information
    e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/afm/public/bookhands/*.afm
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/auncial
   o Add a line like the following to the (texmf/fontname/)special.map file:
     auncl10.mf     public      auncial 
     aunclb10.mf    public      auncial 
o Refresh the database
 (for more information on the above see the FAQ).

o run: (pdf)latex tryauncial 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 auncial.dtx.
o run: (pdf)latex auncial.dtx
o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist *.idx)
o run: (pdf)latex *.dtx
o Print *.(pdf|dvi) for a hardcopy of the package manual

Peter Wilson
herries dot press at earthlink dot net


Name Size Date Notes
README 3436 2005-12-01 06:16
aun­cial.dtx 29012 2005-12-01 06:16
aun­cial.ins 4123 2005-12-01 06:16
aun­cial.pdf 160037 2005-12-01 06:17
aun­cl10.afm 12552 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­cl10.pfb 98831 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­cl10.tfm 1412 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­clb10.afm 12764 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­clb10.pfb 103998 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­clb10.tfm 1412 2005-12-01 06:15
aun­clmfb.dtx 21753 2005-12-01 06:16
aun­clmfc.dtx 127067 2005-12-01 06:16
aun­clmft.dtx 63922 2005-12-01 06:16
tryaun­cial.pdf 195807 2005-12-01 06:17
tryaun­cial.tex 577 2005-12-01 06:17

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aun­cial-new – Ar­ti­fi­cial Un­cial font and LaTeX sup­port macros

The aun­cial-new bun­dle pro­vides pack­ages and fonts for a script based on the Ar­ti­fi­cial Un­cial manuscript book-hand used be­tween the 6th & 10th cen­tury AD. The script con­sists of mi­nus­cules and dig­its, with some ap­pro­pri­ate pe­riod punc­tu­a­tion marks. Both nor­mal and bold ver­sions are pro­vided, and the font is dis­tributed in Adobe Type 1 for­mat. This is an ex­per­i­men­tal new ver­sion of the aun­cial bun­dle, which is one of a se­ries of book­hand fonts.

The font fol­lows the B1 en­cod­ing de­vel­oped for bookhands. Ac­cess to the en­cod­ing is es­sen­tial. The en­cod­ing mainly fol­lows the stan­dard T1 en­cod­ing.

Pack­age De­tailsaun­cial-new
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right1999–2005 Peter R. Wil­son
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeXlive as aun­cial-new
MikTeX as aun­cial-new
Topics font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts them­selves
fonts of scripts used for manuscript books
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