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    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)

    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
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/        public    egothic       public    egothic       public    egothic       public    egothic      public    egothic      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
     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 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

Peter Wilson


Name Size Date Notes
README 2618 2003-01-16 07:36
allfont.tex 2635 2003-01-16 07:37
egothic.dtx 138524 2003-01-16 07:37
egothic.ins 3317 2003-01-16 07:37
tryfont.tex 3707 2003-01-16 07:37

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egothic – Early Gothic manuscript book-hand font

The egothic and al­le­goth pack­ages pro­vide 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.

This is one of a set of manuscript fonts. Ac­cess to the docmfp pack­age is de­sir­able but not es­sen­tial.

Pack­age De­tailsegothic
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right1999 Peter R. Wil­son
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeXlive as bookhands
MikTeX as bookhands
Topics fonts dis­tributed as source
fonts them­selves
font for gothic or black­let­ter shapes
fonts of scripts used for manuscript books
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