This file is public domain. Originally written 1995, Don Hosek. This declaration added by Clea F. Rees 2008/11/14 with the permission of Dan Hosek. The CMPICA family was created by Don Hosek in 1988 to fill a need for a usable face for submitting fiction manuscripts to mainline publishers. Changes to parameters were made to create a face with roughly the same proportions as the Xerox Pica typeface available for use on Xerox laser printers and some changes to encoding were added as well so that TeX input conventions could be used to produce output that matched standard typescript conventions. In short, `` and '' become a straight double quote, ` and ' become a straight single quote, --- becomes -- and -- becomes -. In addition, two auxiliary fonts are provided: cmpicati underlines characters and cmpicab underlines characters with a squiggly underline. Either of these fonts may be used as a model of how to apply the same effect to other MF-generated types. A modified version of the original companion LaTeX [2.09] style can be found floating around on the net if one looks hard. A companion math face was proposed but never completed. It was envisioned to be a mix of typewriter-style characters and hand-drawn letters to give the full antediluvian effect. Don Hosek Quixote Digital Typography firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 909-625-1342
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cmpica – A Computer Modern Pica variant
An approximate equivalent of the Xerox Pica typeface; the font is optimised for submitting fiction manuscripts to mainline publishers.
The font is a fixed-width one, rather less heavy than Computer Modern typewriter. Emphasis for bold-face comes from a wavy underline of each letter. The two fonts are supplied as METAFONT source.
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|Contained in||TeX Live as cmpica|
|MiKTeX as cmpica|
fonts distributed as METAFONT source|