Lettrine bundle This bundle contains a package that I maintain to typeset dropped capitals in a LaTeXe document. It is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/licenses.lppl.html for the details of that license. Run (pdf)latex on lettrine.dtx to get the documentation (lettrine.dvi or lettrine.pdf), then on lettrine.ins to strip the comments and create lettrine.sty. If you wish, you can customize lettrine.cfg according to your needs. Have a look at one of the PDF files, demo.pdf (in French), or demo-de.pdf (in German) in the doc directory, to see how different layouts for dropped capitals can be achieved. You can also play with the source files demo.tex or demo-de.tex. Have a look at lettrine.pdf in the doc directory, if you are interested in the complete documentation and code. Installation: this bundle is included in most TeX distributions, but if you need to install it by yourself, a TDS compliant zip archive is provided (lettrine.tds.zip). Just download that file , and unpack it in your TDS directory (~/texmf for Unix-like systems). That's all! you have got everything in place including documentation and sources. On MikTeX/Windows, please use the very efficient management of updates provided by MIkTeX. -- Daniel Flipo, <email@example.com> April, 23rd, 2008.
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lettrine – Typeset dropped capitals
The lettrine package supports various dropped capitals styles, typically those described in the French typographic books. In particular, it has facilities for the paragraph text’s left edge to follow the outline of capitals that have a regular shape (such as “A” and “V”).
Package examples (French)
Package examples (German)
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||1999-2012 Daniel Flipo|
|Contained in||TeXLive as lettrine|
|MiKTeX as lettrine|
drop capitals and flow text around them|