CTAN package update: fontch

Date: September 4, 2007 8:01:41 PM CEST
The package below has been updated on tug.ctan.org and the changes should be at your favorite mirror any time now. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ....................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: fontch Author's name: Rodrigo Medina Location on CTAN: /macros/plain/contrib/fontch/ Summary description: Changing fonts, sizes and encodings in Plain TeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
The fontch macros allow the user to change font size and family in any place of a plain TeX document. Sizes of 8, 10, 12, 14, 20 and 24 points are available. A sans serif family (\sf) is defined. A command for producing doubled-spaced documents is also provided. There is support for math-bold, including a new family (\mb) for bold math-italic and macros for bold math-symbols. Optional support for Latin Modern T1 and TS1 fonts, AMS fonts, and Double Stroke fonts (for blackboard bold). There are macros for non-latin1 letters and for most TS1 symbols.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/plain/contrib/fontch/ . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=fontch (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

fontch – Changing fonts, sizes and encodings in Plain TeX

The fontch macros allow the user to change font size and family anywhere in a plain document. Sizes of 8, 10, 12, 14, 20 and 24 points are available. A sans serif family (\sf) is defined in addition to the families already defined in plain . Optional support for Latin Modern T1 and TS1 fonts is given. There are macros for non-latin1 letters and for most TS1 symbols. Math mode always uses CM fonts.

A command for producing doubled-spaced documents is also provided.

The present version of the package is designed to deal with the latest release of the Latin Modern fonts version 1.106. Unfortunately, it can no longer support earlier versions of the fonts, so an obsolete version of the package is retained for users who don't yet have access to the latest version of the fonts.

 Package fontch Version 2.2 Maintainer Rodrigo Medina

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