The huncial and allhuncl packages provide Metafont fonts based on the Half Uncial manuscript book-hand used between the 3rd & 9th 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) huncial.ins huncial.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 uncial.ins, which will generate: huncl*.mf files *.fd files huncial.sty allhuncl.sty o Move the generated files to locations where LaTeX will find them. For example: the huncl*.mf files to .../texmf/fonts/source/public/huncial the *.fd and *.sty files to /texmf/tex/latex/local/huncial On a teTeX distribution you might also have to add lines like the following to texmf/fontname/special.map: huncl7.mf public huncial huncl10.mf public huncial huncl17.mf public huncial hunclb7.mf public huncial hunclb10.mf public huncial hunclb17.mf public huncial 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 huncial.dtx o if you want an index then run: makeindex -s gind.ist huncial o run: latex huncial.dtx o Print huncial.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual Note that the docmfp package is normally required for LaTeXing huncial.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 Half Uncial fonts o run: latex allfont for a document typeset with the Half Uncial fonts 1999/05/22 Peter Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
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huncial – Fonts based on the half Uncial manuscript book-hand
The huncial and allhuncl packages provide METAFONT fonts based on the Half Uncial manuscript book-hand used between the 3rd and 9th centuries. The font consists of minuscules and digits, with some appropriate period punctuation marks and ligatures. Both normal and bold versions are provided.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||1999 Peter Wilson|
|Maintainer||Peter R. Wilson|
|Contained in||TeX Live as bookhands|
|MiKTeX as huncial|
fonts of scripts used for manuscript books
fonts distributed as METAFONT source