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CTAN Upload - BaKoMa 5.40, Omega with Dynamical Preview

Date: May 12, 2003 4:52:07 PM CEST
----- Forwarded message from "Basil K. Malyshev" ----- I have uploaded to `ftp.dante.de/incoming/bakoma' directory update for BaKoMa TeX 5.40 (issued 9-May-2003). Please put the files to 'CTAN:nonfree/systems/win32/bakoma' directory. New features are: 1) Updated TeX for version 3.141592. 2) Updated Omega for version 1.23.5 based on TeX 3.141592. Included support for Dynamical Preview; DVI Search marks generation; Automatical generation of BB-files for imported graphics. 3) Support for TrueType fonts (Type42) embedded into imported Postscript. 4) FlateDecode filter. 5) Import of Enhanced Metafiles (EMF). 6) Refined handling of Omega Unicoded fonts (OFM/OVF). Bye. Basil K. Malyshev 12-May-2003 PS: Please send announce to appropriate mailing lists and news groups. --------------- About BaKoMa TeX 5.40 ---------------------- CONTENTS * Highlights * Graphical Capabilities * Fonts * User Interface * PDF Generation Features * HTML Generation features * New Features of BaKoMa TeX 5.40 For more information about BaKoMa TeX see <ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/nonfree/systems/win32/bakoma/index.html> BaKoMa TeX is a complete TeX system for Microsoft Windows XP/2000/NT/98/95 HIGHLIGHTS * BaKoMa TeX is PostScript enabled TeX system. * Dynamical Preview allows the user to preview instantly selected region of the file being edited. (like to Instant Preview - http://www.activetex.org). ** Generates *PDF* from documents with *PSTricks*, *PSfrag*, etc. ** Generates HTML (TeX4HT, DVI2HTML), also supports Hevea and TTH. * Supports using PostScript Type 1 fonts (including MM) *WITHOUT ATM*. However, using ATM for font rendering is optionally available. * Complete distribution includes about *1500* TeX Fonts (including EC/TC, LH) in ATM Compatible PostScript Type 1 font format. * Font Setup Wizard installs OpenType/TrueType/Postscript fonts in one click * Consistent graphics and font support for all DVI back-ends. * BibEdit - editor for LaTeX BIB files is included. * Supports hyperlink text broken across lines and pages. * Easy to install and use. * Much less expensive than other analogues. GRAPHICAL CAPABILITIES BaKoMa TeX includes an interpreter for *PostScript Level 2*, which is tested for compatibility with output from popular software such as: MetaPost, Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe Streamline 4.0, Mathematica 4, MatLab, CorelDraw 10, CorelXARA, HIGZ, PageDraw, FrameMaker, ImageMagick, etc. All DVI back-ends support the same special interface compatible with well known Rokicki's DVIPS, including processing PostScript embedded into DVI files (PSTricks, PSfrag, XyPic, etc.). The system includes Graphics Import Filters for the following formats: PostScript, HPGL, DXY, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, MSP, BMP. FONTS BaKoMa TeX supports the following font formats: * OpenType (both TTF and OTF are supported), * PostScript Type 1 (including Multiple Masters), * PostScript Type 3, * TrueType, * TeX PK/VF. The system includes about *1500* typefaces in PostScript Type 1 and Type 3 font format including the following fonts: * CM (including LaTeX and Logo fonts + vf for T1 with CX * AMS Fonts (Euler, Math Symbols), * EC/TC, * LH (T2A), * Concrete (Math, ECC), * Malvern, * CMCyr + vf for T2A/LCY * Scripting fonts, CMPica, Punk. Math Fonts: * Stmaryrd, Wasy, Rsfs, YHMath, BlackBoard (bbm, doublestroke). Diagram drawing fonts: * Lams, Astro Symbols (cmastro, astrosym, moonphase), * Barcodes (barcodes, wlean, wlc*), Logical (loggates, milstd), * timing, MusiXTeX, Chess/CChess, Go, Backgammon, Dingbats/NiceFrame. etc. Any font type can be used for any output device/format. This feature is supported by automatic font conversion between font formats when needed. This feature enables the rendering of Type 1 fonts *without ATM*. On the other hand, it enables the use of TrueType/OpenType fonts for generating PostScript printed even on PostScript Level 1 printers. In advance, BaKoMa TeX is ready to use most of free Type 1 fonts available on CTAN and Trutype fonts coming with MS Windows systems. Font Setup Wizard lets you to install most of commercial (and free) OpenType, TrueType, and Postscript Type 1 fonts in almost one click. OpenType/Type1 fonts (OTF) are supported also under Windows 9x and NT 4.0 even without ATM. USER INTERFACE * Dynamical Preview (Instant Preview) of selected part of a document. It reformats (and preview) selected part of document on the fly, when you edit it. This feature accelerates tuning paragraphs, mathematics, pictures, etc. * Flexible window docking lets you optimize splitting your screen for using Dynamical Preview efficiently. * One touch key for TeX + Preview + other customizable postprocessors, * Quick navigation via document structure, * DVI Forward/Reverse search (format independent), * Powerful support for different input encodings, * Project support, * Graphics import assistant, * Assitance for multi-file documents: context sensitive openning of included text and graphics files, * Searching for TeX errors using the TeX log file, * Searching for help for TeX commands in entire document collection, * Syntax highlighting is configurable for catcodes and command dictionaries, * Customizable GUI Bars and menus for inserting Math Symbols and other commands, * Automatic creation of a BB-file for non-PostScript graphics. * Spell Checker: On-the-spot highlighting of misspelled words, correction proposals, handling accents and babel shortcuts. configurable for handling (La)TeX commands. * BibEdit - editor for LaTeX BIB files is included. * Syntax Completion is context sensitive and flexible. * Support for Multi-User systems. OUTPUT DEVICES/FORMATS * View on Windows Display. * Print on any printer supported by a MS Windows driver. * PostScript (really scalable), * PDF, * HTML. Important feature of BaKoMa TeX is consistent graphics and font support for all types of output. This means that all font formats mentioned may be used for every type of output. This also means that all graphical capabilities mentioned are supported for every type of output. PDF GENERATION FEATURES * Handling in-line PostScript in DVI files (PSTricks). * Creating PDF files which share fonts. Suitable for preparing CD-ROM based document libraries. * Embedding fonts in CFF requires 2--3 times less space then other font forms. * Embedding ToUnicode CMAPs to support search and copy-paste of cyrillic and other international characters. * Handling HyperTeX (HyperRef) and document outline. HTML GENERATION FEATURES BaKoMa TeX 5 supports several ways for conversion of (La)TeX documents into HTML files. * `TeX|Generate HTML ...' text editor menu command lets you launch `TeX4HT' convertor with numerous options. * `File|Generate HTML ...' DVI viewer menu command lets you convert pages of a DVI file into PNG files wrapped into navigation HTML pages. This approach is useful for documents with complex graphics, such as slides. In advance, BaKoMa TeX is ready to use `HEVEA' and/or `TTH' convertors. Launching of these convertors is available via extra TABS of `TeX|Generate HTML ...' editor command. Including graphics is well integreated with BaKoMa TeX graphical engine. In this reason, you can insert everithing supported by BaKoMa TeX into generated HTML pages. *** NEW FEATURES OF BAKOMA TEX 5.40 in comparison with BAKOMA TEX 5.35 *** 1) Updated TeX and Omega a) Updated TeX for version 3.141592. b) Updated Omega for version 1.23.5 based on TeX 3.141592. This implementation (in comparison with previous one) supports: + Dynamical Preview; + DVI Search marks generation; + Automatical generation of BB-files for imported graphics; In other words, Omega supports all features as TeX and e-TeX, except of TCX, because it has own transliteration feature. 2) Graphics Added support for: 1) TrueType fonts (Type42) embedded into imported Postscript graphics (Postscript Level 3 feature). 2) FlateDecode filter (Postscript Level 3 feature). 3) Import of Enhanced Metafiles (EMF). Geometry is calculated automatically. In this reason, to import EMF just `\includegraphics{foo.emf}' is enough. 4) Refined handling of Omega Unicoded fonts (OFM/OVF). For more information about changes see <ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/nonfree/systems/win32/bakoma/programs/changes5.html> ---------- End of BaKoMa TeX Information ---------- Thanks for the upload. I installed the new files as suggested. Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

bakoma – A distribution for MS-Windows VISTA/XP/2000

BaKoMa supports two compatible user interfaces: (1) BaKoMa Word - Visual (True WYSIWYG) Editor; (2) Text Editor + DVI Viewer - Clasical IDE. The system supports the use of scalable fonts (OpenType, TrueType, PostScript Type 1 and Type 3). It supports import of EPS, PDF, FIG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HPGL, DXY, PCX, MSP, BMP, and WMF graphical formats. In advance, PostScript enabled graphics engine handles such packages as PSTricks, PSfrag, PowerDot, Prosper, Beamer, etc. The system supports generation of PDF, SVG, PNG, HTML, PS, and printing on any printer supported by a driver under MS-Windows.

MaintainerBasil Malyshev (deceased)



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