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Direc­tory tex-archive/macros/texinfo/texinfo/contrib/texifont

$Id: README 5191 2013-02-23 00:11:18Z karl $

Everything in this directory is public domain.

The main source file is fsel.tex, tested by ftest.tex, documentation
(such as it is) in texifont.txi.

The story here is that Oleg Katsitadze and I (Karl Berry) collaborated
in the mid-2000s on a new font system for Texinfo (and that could work
with Eplain).  Oleg wrote essentially all the code, while I advised on
the design, etc.

The idea was to support all the widely-available free font families and
widely used input encodings.  getting away from of the current
hardwiring of Computer Modern in texinfo.tex.  The example at the end of
documentation gives the basic flavor.  As it stands, it is not hooked
into texinfo.tex or Texinfo documents at all.  That is not the hard part :).

Unfortunately, it never came to fruition.  Even more unfortunately, Oleg
and I can't even give any real specifics of what the "next thing" to do
is, we've lost the details in the haze of time.  As I recall, the
current problem was something about caching of glyphs to avoid
unnecessary (and greatly excessive) switching of fonts.  In addition,
"attributes" (fattr.tex) were starting to come into play.  But it all
remains a work in progress.

Anyway, I'm not sanguine about anyone ever doing anything with this, but
just in case some super-duper TeX hacker has too much time on their
hands :) and wants to pick it up, here it is.  Contact
bug-texinfo@gnu.org ...


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 1479 2014-04-22 02:00
enctest.tex 807 2014-04-22 02:00
fattr.tex 24573 2014-04-22 02:00
fattr.tex.pairs 16859 2014-04-22 02:00
fdefs.tex 4888 2014-04-22 02:00
fsel.tex 62863 2014-04-22 02:00
ftest.tex 10736 2014-04-22 02:00
ienc.tex 11002 2014-04-22 02:00
oenc.tex 29508 2014-04-22 02:00
otest.tex 3705 2014-04-22 02:00
sam­ple.cp1251 1429 2014-04-22 02:00
sam­ple.koi8r 1405 2014-04-22 02:00
sam­ple.lat­in1 987 2014-04-22 02:00
sam­ple.lat­in2 1007 2014-04-22 02:00
sam­ple.lat­in9 1062 2014-04-22 02:00
tex­i­font.pdf 180951 2014-04-22 02:00
tex­i­font.txi 19761 2014-04-22 02:00
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