| THE COMICSANS PACKAGE |
| By Scott Pakin, firstname.lastname@example.org |
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
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) 2013 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:
and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2006/05/20 or later.
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;
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; and thanks to Norbert Preining for identifying
some issues with the packaging of comicsans for CTAN.
Download the complete
contents of this directory in one zip archive
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)