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Direc­tory fonts/archaic/linearb

    The linearb bundle provides a font and package for the Linear B script,
which was a syllabary used in the Bronze Age for writing Mycenaean Greek.
It is one of a series for archaic scripts.

Changes in version 1.2 (2005/06/22)
o Font supplied as Postscript Type1 as well as MetaFont
o 47 new pictograms
o Added map file
o Reconfigured the encoding of the numerals and unknown glyphs

Changes in version 1.1 (2001/08/01)
o Changed \Bpiii to \Bpaiii

Changes in version 1.0 (1999/06/20)
o First public release

  Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press) herries dot press at earthlink dot net
  Copyright 1999--2005 Peter R. Wilson

  This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
  conditions of the Latex Project Public License, either
  version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any
  later version.
  The latest version of the license is in
  and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of
  LaTeX version 2003/06/01 or later.

  This work has the LPPL maintenance status "author-maintained".

  This work consists of the files:
    README (this file)
  and the derived files

     The distribution consists of the following files:
README (this file)
linearb.pdf     (user manual)
trylinearb.tex  (example usage)

    To install the bundle:
o If you want MetaFont sources uncomment the appropriate lines in linearb.ins.
o run: latex linearb.ins, which will generate:
       *.fd files
       and possibly linb10.mf
o Move *.sty and *.fd files to a location where LaTeX will find them
    e.g., .../texmf-local/tex/latex/linearb
o Move *.afm, *.pfb and *.tfm files to where LaTeX looks for font information
    e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/afm/public/archaic/*.afm
o Add the *.map information to the dvips/pdftex font maps
   If you want the MetaFont version as well:
   o Move the *.mf files to, e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/source/public/linearb
   o Add a line like the following to the (texmf/fontname/)special.map file:
     linb10.mf    public      linearb 
o Refresh the database
 (for more information on the above see the FAQ).

o run: (pdf)latex trylinearb for a test of the font

    If you want a full manual with all the MetaFont and LaTeX code and commentry, 
comment out the \OnlyDescription line in linearb.dtx.
o run: (pdf)latex linearb.dtx
o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist *.idx)
o run: (pdf)latex *.dtx
o Print *.(pdf|dvi) for a hardcopy of the package manual

Peter Wilson
herries dot press at earthlink dot net

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lin­earb – Lin­ear B script used in the Bronze Age for Myce­naean Greek

The lin­earb pack­age pro­vides a and Adobe Type 1 font ver­sions of the Lin­ear B script which was a syl­labary used in the Bronze Age for writ­ing Myce­naean Greek.

This is one of a se­ries of ar­chaic fonts.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeX Live as ar­chaic
MiKTeX as ar­chaic
TopicsFont Type1
Ar­chaic Font
Greek Font
MF Font
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