Corelpak 0.50 (JW)
This package provides an easy and cheap way for using standard postscript fonts
with LaTex2e. Instead of using real Adobe fonts, which are rather expensive,
it uses PS-Fonts delivered with the comercial software Corel. This software is
often bundled with your computer and is shipped with LOTS of fonts (almost from
Unfortunately, mostly they are differently named than their original pedants.
Times for example is named Dutch 801. This means, Dutch 801 is NOT a poor
replacement almost like Times, moreover: Dutch 801 IS Times.
So there are following tasks to do:
1.) Find common name for Corel font xy
(for example, use the books TYPECOSMIC or file bitstream.aka
2.) Rename its parts (*.pfb and *.afm) following the KARL BERRY scheme (*)
3.) Create the *.tfm, *.sty, *.fd, *.vf and *.map files
(use the fontinst package)
4.) Copy all this stuff to an appropriate place.
That's it! If you want to preview and print the output via ghostscript, then
5.) Tell Ghostscript how to find and name the fonts
(setup the fontmap)
Fortunately, all these steps are already done!
--- Attention ---
(*) Except step 2. This has to be done by YOU! As a help, look at file fontmap,
it contains the internal names, Berry names and Corel filenames (xxxxa___.pfb).
A complete list can be found in CTAN: \tex-archive\info\fontnames.
EXAMPLE: Times Roman (Dutch 801) can be found as file 0011a___.pfb on the
Corel-CD. Copy it to somewhere ghostscript and dvips can find
it and rename it to btmr.pfb
There is an easy workaround for this.
I've had to use the K. Berry scheme (fontinst told me) - You have another
choice: Simply within fontmap (and - if necessary - dvips-maps *.nrs)
replace the Berry-names by the "Corel" names
EXAMPLE: ghostview fontmap: /Times-Roman (0011a___.pfb) ;
dvips btm.nrs: btmr0 Dutch801BT-Roman <0011a___.pfb
This package obviously does NOT contain the Corel ps-fonts itself. If you
do not have them, this package is useless.
Furthermore, it provides the LaTex-files for only a few of them, because
1.) An hour is an hour is an hour
2.) Check the version number, there is room for hope
3.) Much of the cd fonts are decorative and therefore less important for a
text system like LaTex
4.) I considered mainly these fonts, which provide beside the standard also
the shape italic and weight bold
5.) the '35' Adobe standard fonts, I thought, have to be seen as an first
approach and mostly important (but aren't complete, anyway!)
Currently there are 50 fonts available:
Sans Serif: 11
See nametabl.txt for currently available fonts in this package.
o folder TFM: Put it, where Latex can find it. It contains the
o folder VF: Put it, where your dvi-driver can find it. It contains
the virtual fonts.
o folder PSNFSS: Put it, where Latex can find it. It contains the *.sty
and *.fd files.
o folder DVIPS: Put it, where dvips can find it. It contains the
*.map-files for dvips
o readme.txt This file
o nametabl.txt Table of "official" names, Corel font names and names
of LaTex2e *.sty files
o fontmap.crk Additional entries for Fontmap (Ghostscript). Use this
solely or merge it to the original fontmap
o pak2me.bat copies a given psfont-installation for use with EmTeX
(due to the absence of recursive subdirectory search
strategies (!!-feature is not allowed in dvips),
a structure like fonts/ps/adobe/Times/tfm is not possible)
o alpak2me.bat copies all fonts to the appropriate place for EmTeX.
Configure pak2me.bat before using alpak2me.bat!
All you have to do is:
1.) Put the (contents of the) folders TFM, VF, PSNFSS and DVIPS at their
2.) merge the *.map files (DOS: copy /b *.map psfonts.map)
3.) if you want to include the fonts in your dvips-output (for example, you
don't want to use the ghostscript fontmap-feature, or want to download
them to your printer), merge the *.nrs files (nrs: not resident)
(DOS: copy /b *.nrs psfonts.map)
4.) See comment for step 2.) at the beginning of this document
If you use ghostscript:
5.) copy fontmap.crk to your ghostscript directory and rename it to fontmap.
Don't forget to backup the original!!
Optionally you can merge both together. Check for double entries.
Suggestions, wishes, bug reports:
o I used the fontinst package v1.335 for generating the LaTex-related stuff
o Even if there are more widths, shapes, weights etc. available for some
fonts, I always used solely roman/book, italic, bold, bolditalic.
The reason is to be found in my lack of understanding what the heck
fontinst really does.
Do, whatever you want to do with this package, except modified distributing it
under the same name.
Download the complete
contents of this directory in one zip archive
corelpak – Metrics, etc., for fonts distributed with Corel products
Together with metrics for a large set of fonts, a pair of MS-DOS
batch files are provided, for copying the files into place on an
A script for
copying the fonts themselves