The egothic and allegoth packages provide Metafont fonts based on the Early Gothic manuscript book-hand used between the 11th & 12th century AD. The font consists of minuscules and digits, with some appropriate period punctuation marks. Both normal and bold versions are provided. This is one in a series of manuscript fonts. Access to the docmfp package is desireable but not essential. The distribution consists of the following files: README (this file) egothic.ins egothic.dtx tryfont.tex allfont.tex The distribution is provided under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL). To install the package: ======================= o run: latex egothic.ins, which will generate: egoth*.mf files *.fd files egothic.sty allegoth.sty o Move the generated files to locations where LaTeX will find them. For example: the egoth*.mf files to .../texmf/fonts/source/public/egothic the *.fd and *.sty files to /texmf/tex/latex/local/egothic On a teTeX distribution you might also have to add lines like the following to texmf/fontname/special.map: egoth7.mf public egothic egoth10.mf public egothic egoth17.mf public egothic egothb7.mf public egothic egothb10.mf public egothic egothb17.mf public egothic On a teTeX distribution remember to run texhash after moving the files. (I use a teTeX distribution and found that if I didn't add to the special.map file, then the generated tfm and pk files were put in directories corresponding to some vendor's font.) Other LaTeX distributions might require procedures similar to those for teTeX. To typeset the documentation: ============================= o run: latex egothic.dtx o if you want an index then run: makeindex -s gind.ist egothic o run: latex egothic.dtx o Print egothic.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual Note that the docmfp package is normally required for LaTeXing egothic.dtx. The package is available from CTAN in tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/supported. If you haven't got this and don't want to get it, then there are instructions in the first part of the .dtx file about how to edit it to avoid the use of docmfp. (docmfp is an extension of the doc package for describing METAFONT, or other non-LaTeX, code.) To check out your installation: =============================== o run: latex tryfont for a testpage of the fonts o run: latex allfont for a document typeset with the fonts 2002/12/30 Peter Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
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egothic – Early Gothic manuscript book-hand font
The egothic and allegoth packages provide METAFONT fonts based on the Early Gothic manuscript book-hand used between the 11th and 12th century AD. The font consists of minuscules and digits, with some appropriate period punctuation marks. Both normal and bold versions are provided.
The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Maintainer||Peter R. Wilson|
|Contained in||TeX Live as bookhands|
|MiKTeX as egothic|
fonts distributed as METAFONT source|
fonts of scripts used for manuscript books
font for gothic or blackletter shapes