+--------------------------------------+ | THE COMICSANS PACKAGE | | By Scott Pakin, email@example.com | +--------------------------------------+ Description =========== The comicsans package makes Microsoft's Comic Sans font available to LaTeX2e. comicsans supports all of the following: * Roman text, boldface text, small-caps text, and -- with a little extra effort -- italic text * Cyrillic (roman text, boldface text, italic text) * Mathematics using Comic Sans wherever possible Installation ============ Complete installation instructions appear in the comicsans documentation, comicsans.pdf (formatted for U.S. Letter paper). A brief summary follows: * Acquire and install the Comic Sans font. * Merge comicsans's texmf directory tree (available from CTAN as install/macros/latex/contrib/comicsans.tds.zip) with your local TeX directory tree. * Point your favorite TeX backend(s) (pdfTeX, Dvips, YAP, Xdvi, etc.) to the comicsans font-mapping file. * Refresh the TeX filename database. Copyright and license ===================== Copyright (C) 2008 by Scott Pakin This file may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2006/05/20 or later. Acknowledgments =============== Thanks to Bob Tennent for notifying me that Microsoft ceased distributing Comic Sans themselves but that the font is now available on SourceForge; thanks to Rolf Niepraschk for telling me about cabextract, which can be used to extract fonts from comic32.exe; and, thanks to Han The Thanh for presenting an alternate way to package the Type 1 versions of Comic Sans, which facilitate comicsans's use with Vietnamese typesetting.
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comicsans – Use Microsoft Comic Sans font
MicroSoft Comic Sans is a TrueType font that is readily available on the net (MicroSoft no longer distribute it in isolation from Windows, but there is no restriction on distribution of existing copies). This package provides metrics and maps to use the font with PDF(La)TeX, in a variety of text shapes, and (to some extent) in mathematics.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2008 Scott Pakin|
metrics, macro incantations and other font support|