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readme for the xq-package, version 0.4


the xq.sty, is made for writing about chinese chess. Unfortunately, it has become a real 
monster, but i did not find a better way to get what i wanted - which is probably due to the fact, that 
i never wrote something like this before - so dont mind me my rather "simple" solution.

xq is under the LaTeX project public license

The package contains 18 files:

the style file                                           - xq.sty

basefont                                                 - xqbase.mf
font file for "normal" sized boards                      - xqnormal.mf  
font file for "large" sized boards                       - xqlarge.mf  
basefont for western pieces                              - xqwestbase.mf
font file for "normal" sized boards with western pieces  - xqwestnormal.mf  
font file for "large" sized boards with western pieces   - xqwestlarge.mf  
basefont for additional signs                            - xqaddsigns.mf  
font file for "normal" sized addsigns                    - xqaddsignsnormal.mf
font file for "large" sized addsigns                     - xqaddsignslarge.mf
hint file needed by xqbase, xqwestbase and xqaddsigns    - xqhints.mf

an example file demonstarting bugs of 0.3 fixed by 0.4   - bugs-0-3.tex
that documented rendered against version 0.3             - bugs-0-3.pdf
a Makefile used to produces PDF files and xq.zip         - Makefile
an example file demonstrating the abilities of the style - xqexample.tex
the example file in pdf format for taking a quick look   - xqexample.pdf

a change log for changes after the release of 0.3        - ChangeLog
and finally this readme file                             - README 

On my local tree it works with the files copied to the following places:



If problems occur, that the fonts are not loadable, put everything in one folder with the input file and
run latex. That produces the .tfm files. Then copy these to:



Some things in the input file are rather uncomfortable. Hopefully i will improve the style by the time,
but this requires more knowledge of the materia than i have now.

There are small gaps between pieces and boardlines in the diagrams, this is due to the font. You can avoid
this by putting the unit length for the picture in the style file a little smaller. However, i found it 
looks better like it is now.

The boards are sometimes set a bit unclean on a pdf output file. I solved the problem by producing a pdf 
via dvi and ps. After that procedure i always had a clean output in acroread.

I hope everything works like it should, if not, please let me know...

Stephan Weinhold, 09/2006

Changes from 0.3 to 0.4 by
* Wolfgang Reher <nr997@gmx.de>
* Sebastian Pipping <sebastian@pipping.org>


Name Size Date Notes
ChangeLog 865 2014-09-19 02:19
Make­file 709 2014-09-19 02:23
README 2946 2014-09-18 21:27
bugs-0-3.pdf 110585 2014-09-18 21:31
bugs-0-3.tex 3149 2014-09-17 16:25
xq.sty 1104771 2014-09-18 21:24
xqaddsigns­base.mf 3085 2006-10-05 18:16
xqaddsignslarge.mf 168 2006-10-05 16:50
xqaddsign­snor­mal.mf 165 2006-10-05 16:50
xqbase.mf 66191 2006-10-02 18:57
xqex­am­ple.pdf 139939 2014-09-18 21:31
xqex­am­ple.tex 6978 2014-08-26 17:36
xqhints.mf 19494 2006-10-02 15:29
xqlarge.mf 270 2006-10-02 18:58
xqnor­mal.mf 269 2006-10-02 18:58
xqwest­base.mf 40002 2006-10-04 02:22
xqwest­large.mf 276 2006-10-03 10:56
xqwest­nor­mal.mf 274 2006-10-03 10:55

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xq – Sup­port for writ­ing about xi­angqi

The pack­age is for writ­ing about xi­angqi or chi­nese chess. You can write games or parts of games and show di­a­grams with spe­cial po­si­tions.

Pack­age De­tailsxq
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerStephan Wein­hold (in­ac­tive)
Se­bas­tian Pip­ping (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeX Live as xq
MiKTeX as xq
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
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