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'Lorem ipsum' paragraphs generator for the purposes
of the plain TeX developers.

Author: Sergio Spina <>

Version: 4.3 of 2013.05.08

Contents of the package

-   `plipsum.nw`: the source file
-   `plipsum.tex`: the format
-   `pliptest.tex`: an example file
-   `plipsum-doc.pdf`: the documentation
-   ``: the installation program
-   `stripc`: a python filter
-   ``: this file


-   Run `plipsum.nw` through noweb. You van find it on the Norman Ramsey
    web page (<>) or on CTAN
    A suitable command can be:

        $ notangle -Rplipsum.tex plipsum.nw | ./stripc > plipsum.tex

    `stripc` is a python filter that strips away comments and blank spaces
    from the final file.

-   Move the resulting `.tex` file to a place where TeX finds it.	
    On a TDS compliant system this should be (substitute `$TEXMF` 
    with your local or home texmf directory):


-   If you like to, move the source file (`.nw`) in a
    source directory of your system.

-   Update your filename database. How to achieve this depends 
    on your system. For TeXlive one of these commands should work:

        $ texhash ~/texmf
        $ sudo mktexlsr ~/texmf
    More info on this is available with:
        $ texhash --help
        $ sudo mktexlsr --help
-   If you are using a non TDS compliant system you are on your own; take a
    look in the documentation how to install new packages.

-   If you are using windows (TM) you are on your own even more.

This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See

for the details of that license. 

Enjoy plipsum. Happy TeXing.

= END =


Name Size Date Notes
README 1934 2013-05-08 11:07 1641 2013-05-08 10:35
plipsum-doc.pdf 230007 2013-05-08 11:08
plipsum.nw 161616 2013-05-08 11:05
plipsum.tex 148866 2013-05-08 11:08
pliptest.tex 821 2013-05-08 11:08
stripc 205 2013-05-06 11:24

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plip­sum – 'Lorem ip­sum' for Plain TeX de­vel­op­ers

The pack­age pro­vides a para­graph gen­er­a­tor de­signed for use in Plain TeX doc­u­ments. The para­graphs gen­er­ated con­tain many ‘f-groups’ (ff, fl etc.) so the text can act as a test of the lig­a­tures of the font in use.

Pack­age De­tailsplip­sum
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2012 Ser­gio Spina
Main­tainerSer­gio Spina
Con­tained inTeXlive as plip­sum
MikTeX as plip­sum
Topics dummy text gen­er­a­tor for tests and ex­am­ples
sup­port for de­vel­op­ment of (La)TeX macros
See also lipsum
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