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[This is makefonts release 2.0, 07 Nov 1999]

Although contemporary TeX-systems support automatic generation of tfm and pk
files from metafont sources, which is a very convenient feature indeed, I still
prefer to have a set of basic fonts already on a system. I find this useful in
a server-client environment where I do not want to make the texmf tree
writable, and where I would like to avoid fonts being generated in /tmp/ on
each individual client.

This package contains a set of Unix shell scripts which generate a LaTeX
document and run dvips on it, causing all fonts used to be generated. Files are
derived from a script called allcm, which may have come from teTeX (there is no
author in there), and which is not on CTAN. allcm misses some fonts, so I
include it for convenience/reference, but make_cm should be used instead.

The files in the distribution are:

 00previous	The previous makefonts distribution. Not all scripts have been
                converted, so the info therein might still be useful.
 README		This file
 allcm		As I got it
 allec -> allcm As I got it

 make_ams		AMS symbol and euler
 make_cm		cm
 make_cm -ec		cm with T1 encoding (ec fonts)
 make_concrete -ec	cc with T1 encoding
 make_gothic		gothic type fonts - not finished yet
 make_latex		latex
 make_mflogo		metafont/metapost logo
 make_pandora		pandora
 make_rsfs		rsfs (uppercase script)
 make_slitex		latex slide
 make_stmaryrd		stmaryrd (a symbol font)
 make_wasy		wasy (a symbol font)

	Volker Kuhlmann
	University of Canterbury
	Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
	Private Bag
	Christchurch, New Zealand

	Email: v.kuhlmann@elec.canterbury.ac.nz


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make­fonts – Shell scripts to gen­er­ate bitmaps from sources

This pack­age con­tains shell scripts which gen­er­ate PK files, based on the long-es­tab­lished script allcm.

Modern TeX dis­tri­bu­tions use Adobe Type 1 fonts for pref­er­ence (if they al­low bitmap forms at all), and will gen­er­ate such bitmap fonts as are needed on-the-fly. Th­ese scripts are there­fore most use­ful to those who have a prin­ci­pled ob­jec­tion to the use of out­line fonts (or to the de­sign of those avail­able).

Pack­age De­tailsmake­fonts
Li­censePublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerVolker Kuhlmann
Topics sup­port for font de­vel­op­ment, test­ing and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion
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