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README
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               |        THE COMICSANS PACKAGE	      |
               | By Scott Pakin, scott+csan@pakin.org |
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Description
===========

The comicsans package makes Microsoft's Comic Sans font available to
LaTeX2e.  comicsans supports all of the following:

  * Roman text, boldface text, small-caps text, and -- with a little
    extra effort -- italic text

  * Cyrillic (roman text, boldface text, italic text)

  * Mathematics using Comic Sans wherever possible


Installation
============

Complete installation instructions appear in the comicsans
documentation, comicsans.pdf (formatted for U.S. Letter paper).  A
brief summary follows:

  * Acquire and install the Comic Sans font.

  * Merge comicsans's texmf directory tree (available from CTAN as
    install/macros/latex/contrib/comicsans.tds.zip) with your local
    TeX directory tree.

  * Point your favorite TeX backend(s) (pdfTeX, Dvips, YAP, Xdvi,
    etc.) to the comicsans font-mapping file.

  * Refresh the TeX filename database.


Copyright and license
=====================

Copyright (C) 2013 by Scott Pakin

This file may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of
the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license
or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of this
license is in:

    http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2006/05/20 or later.


Acknowledgments
===============

Thanks to Bob Tennent for notifying me that Microsoft ceased
distributing Comic Sans themselves but that the font is now available
on SourceForge; thanks to Rolf Niepraschk for telling me about
cabextract, which can be used to extract fonts from comic32.exe;
thanks to Han The Thanh for presenting an alternate way to package the
Type 1 versions of Comic Sans, which facilitate comicsans's use with
Vietnamese typesetting; and thanks to Norbert Preining for identifying
some issues with the packaging of comicsans for CTAN.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (314.0k).

comicsans – Use Microsoft Comic Sans font

MicroSoft Comic Sans is a TrueType font that is readily available on the net (MicroSoft no longer distribute it in isolation from Windows, but there is no restriction on distribution of existing copies). This package provides metrics and maps to use the font with pdf, in a variety of text shapes, and (to some extent) in mathematics.

Packagecomicsans
Version1.0g
LicensesThe Project Public License
Copyright2008, 2013 Scott Pakin
MaintainerScott Pakin
TDS archivecomicsans.tds.zip
Contained inMiKTeX as comicsans
TopicsFont support
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