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       to produce the graphical symbols for
       symmetry elements in crystallography


The files cryst.mf, cryst.tfm, cryst.afm, and cryst.pfb produce the
graphical symbols used in crystallography to designate symmetry
elements such as rotation axes, screw axes etc. (cf. International
Tables for Crystallography, Volume A).

cryst1.pdf contains a description (in German) and a listing of the


cryst.mf contains the METAFONT file to produce the pk files.
cryst.afm and cryst.pfb contain the PostScript Type 1 fonts
(for PostScript or pdf output).

Create a new subdirectory cryst1 in your directory of the tfm (tex font
metrics) files (e.g. \texmf\fonts\tfm\public\cryst1 for MikTex
under Windows or /usr/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/cryst1 for Linux RedHat).
Copy cryst.tfm into this directory.

Create a new subdirectory cryst1 in your directory of METAFONT files
(e.g. \texmf\fonts\source\public\cryst1
or /usr/share/texmf/fonts/source/cryst1).
Copy cryst.mf into this directory.

Create a new subdirectory cryst1 in your directory of afm (Type 1) files
(e.g. \texmf\fonts\afm\cryst1 or /usr/share/texmf/fonts/afm/cryst1).
Copy cryst.afm into this directory.

Create a new subdirectory cryst1 in your directory of pfb (Type 1) files
(e.g. \texmf\fonts\type1\cryst1 or /usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/cryst1).
Copy cryst.pfb into this directory.

Tell dvips (for PostScript output) where to find the files.
To this end, insert the following line into the file config.ps:
p +cryst1.map
(config.ps is in a directory like \texmf\dvips\config
or /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config).
If you use pdfTeX, insert
map +cryst1.map
to your pdftex.cfg file
(in \texmf\pdftex\config or /usr/share/texmf/pdftex/config).

Create a new file cryst1.map in a new subdirectory of the directory
of map files (e.g. \texmf\dvips\cryst1 or /usr/share/texmf/dvips/cryst1).
The file cryst1.map consists of one line:
cryst cryst1 <cryst.pfb

Finally, tell TeX which new files and directories exist. This is done
by a command like
initexmf -u  for MikTeX under Windows
or run texhash under root in the shell of Linux RedHat.


Include the following commands in the preamble of your document:

\DeclareFontShape{U}{cry}{m}{n}{ <-> cryst}{}
\newcommand{\cry}[1]{{\usefont{U}{cry}{m}{n} \symbol{#1}}}

To produce the graphical symbol number n in the text, use the command

n is the number of the symbol in the list of symbols (see file cryst1.pdf).
For example, the command \cry{41} will produce the symbol for a 4_1 axis.

Use \put(..,..){\makebox(0,0)[Pos]{\cry{..}}}  commands to position the
symbols in \put commands in picture environments (cf. file cryst1.pdf).

Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2008 by Ulrich Mueller, Fachbereich Chemie,
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany.

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 this license is in
and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'.

The Current Maintainer of this work is Ulrich Mueller.

This work consists of the files cryst.mf, cryst.afm, cryst.pfb,
cryst1.tex and the derived cryst.tfm and cryst1.pdf.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (69.1k).

cryst – Font for graphical symbols used in crystallography

The font is provided as an Adobe Type 1 font, and as source. Instructions for use are available both in the README file and (with a font diagram) in the documentation.

Version 2008-08-07
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Copyright2008 Ulrich Müller
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