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This is version 1.2 of the starfont package by Matthew Skala, containing two
public-domain astrological fonts designed by Anthony I.P. Owen, and the
appropriate macros to use them with TeX and LaTeX.



COPYING       - notice describing the public domain status of this package
README        - this documentation file
starfont.pdf  - ready-made PDF of the user manual
table.pdf     - character tables generated by testfont

Source files, preserved in case others want to reproduce my work, but not
actually needed to use the package (it is safe to delete these):

STRFNSAN.TTF  - StarFontSans, original TrueType format
STRFNSER.TTF  - StarFontSerif, original TrueType format
Makefile      - machine-readable instructions for building the package
starfont.tex  - source code for the manual

StarFontSans font in Postscript format:

starfont.afm  - metrics
starfont.pfb  - binary font outlines

StarFontSerif font in Postscript format:

strfnser.afm  - metrics
strfnser.pfb  - binary font outlines

Packaging for TeX and LaTeX:

fstr8x.tfm    - TeX metrics for StarFontSans
fsts8x.tfm    - TeX metrics for StarFontSerif
starfont.sty  - LaTeX macro package
starfont.map  - font mapping file


This may vary depending on the version of TeX you have installed; the
suggested procedure below seems to work on my Linux TeXLive 2010 system.
I'm attempting to follow the TDS for where things go, but am no expert in
that.  You may well need to modify the procedure for your own system or

The name "TEXMF" refers to the base of your TeX/Metafont installation tree;
on my system, using /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local seems to work except as

* put starfont.sty in TEXMF/tex/latex/local
* put starfont.map in TEXMF/fonts/map/local (I had to create this directory)
* put fstr8x.tfm and fsts8x.tfm in TEXMF/fonts/tfm/local
* put starfont.afm and strfnser.afm in TEXMF/fonts/afm/local
* put starfont.pfb and strfnser.pfb in TEXMF/fonts/type1/local
* put any documentation files you want to keep in TEXMF/doc/latex/starfont
* add a line saying "Map starfont.map" to TEXMF/web2c/updmap.cfg
  WARNING: This line has to be added to the updmap.cfg that your updmap
  actually reads, and it may be a file you shouldn't edit by hand.  On my
  system, I found /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg with
  a comment at the top explaining that the right way to add lines to it was to
  create a new file TEXMF/web2c/updmap-local.cfg containing the new lines, and then
  run "tlmgr generate updmap" .  Your installation may vary.
* run mktexlsr so TeX can find all these files.  This may have to be done as
  root (or an administrative user).
* run updmap for the appropriate scope.  On my system that means running
  "updmap-sys" as root; just running "updmap" , even as root, only updates
  the per-user config for the user I'm running it under.

Matthew Skala

29 September 2010


Name Size Date Notes
COPYING 2469 2010-09-30 00:20
Make­file 576 2010-09-29 22:34
README 2995 2010-09-29 23:21
STRFNSAN.TTF 50256 2010-09-29 21:51
STRFNSER.TTF 69020 2010-09-29 21:52
fstr8x.tfm 1720 2010-09-29 22:13
fst­s8x.tfm 1896 2010-09-29 22:14
star­font.afm 13611 2010-09-29 21:58
star­font.map 69 2010-09-29 22:11
star­font.pdf 205499 2010-09-30 00:18
star­font.pfb 81773 2010-09-29 21:58
star­font.sty 3604 2010-09-30 00:13
star­font.tex 9194 2010-09-30 00:16
strfnser.afm 13600 2010-09-29 22:14
strfnser.pfb 99202 2010-09-29 22:14
ta­ble.pdf 208227 2010-09-29 23:27

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star­font – The StarFont Sans as­tro­log­i­cal font

The pack­age con­tains StarFon­tSans and StarFon­tSerif, two pub­lic-do­main as­tro­log­i­cal fonts de­signed by An­thony I.P. Owen, and the ap­pro­pri­ate macros to use them with TeX and LaTeX.

The fonts are sup­plied both in the orig­i­nal TrueType For­mat and in Adobe Type 1 for­mat.

Pack­age De­tailsstar­font
Li­censePublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerMatthew Skala
Con­tained inTeX Live as star­font
MiKTeX as star­font
Topics font avail­able in TrueType for­mat
fonts and type­set­ting for as­trologers
fonts with spe­cific small ap­pli­ca­tion ar­eas
fonts them­selves
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