This is the yinit font, Old German decorative capital letters (only), created as a Metafont font by Yannis Haralambous ca.1994, version of 2015/01/09. It is released to the public domain. The yinit.pdf font chart was created by running (more or less): mf '\mode:=ljfour;input yinit' && gftopk yinit echo '\table\end' | tex testfont dvips testfont && ps2pdf testfont.ps yinit.pdf There is no other documentation (available or needed). Historical note 1: Andreas Schrell made a modified driver file, yinitas.mf, and a LaTeX file initials.sty. These are now available on CTAN separate from this directory (they used to be merged together). Historical note 2: since inception, TeX Live contained a stub driver file, yinitdd.mf, which merely generated the letter D. At Yannis' suggestion, it has now been removed. Historical note 3: yinit was re-uploaded to CTAN in January 2015 by Karl Berry, including this README, after discussions with Yannis about the license and other points above. No changes to the actual font, either metrics or glyphs, but because of the license clarification, the release date/version is explicitly mentioned above.
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yinit – Old German decorative initials
A font of initial letters, supplied as METAFONT source in OT1 encoding only.
Public Domain Software|
|Contained in||TeX Live as gothic|
|MiKTeX as yinit|
decorative or initial fonts
font for gothic or blackletter shapes
fonts distributed as METAFONT source