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               FIGBAS (minifonts for figured-bass ligatures)

                                                            version 1.0.3
                                                              Bob Tennent

This package provides three Postscript Type 1 mini-fonts cmrj,
cmssj, plrj (and associated map file and metric files) with just
five "ligatures" for the combinations 2+, 4+, 5+, 6+, and 9+ used
in figured-bass notation in baroque music. The fonts are intended
for use with Computer Modern (cmr), Computer Modern Sans (cmss), and
Palatino/Palladio (pplr), respectively.


Unzip the archive tex-archive/install/fonts/figbas.tds.zip at the root  
of a texmf hierarchy, preferably a "local" tree, such as $HOME/texmf    
or /usr/local/share/texmf on a Un*x-like system or C:\localtexmf on a   
Windows system; the documentation of your TeX distribution should tell  
you where to install new files.                                         

Updating the Filename Database

Most TeX systems improve the efficiency of file access by maintaining
a data base of file names. The documentation of your TeX distribution
should tell you what you have to do to update this data base after
adding new files. For example, on a teTeX-based system, execute


On a MikTeX system, execute

  initexmf -u

or click on Options and then the Refresh button for the file-name       

Configuring the Font Maps

TeX systems maintain map files which associate font files with font     
names. The file figbas.map in the archive defines the appropriate       
associations for these fonts. The documentation of your TeX             
distribution should tell you what you have to do to add the             
associations in figbas.map to the global map file or files. For         
example, on a TeXLive system, execute                        

  updmap --enable Map=figbas.map

or add 

  Map figbas.map 

to updmap.cfg and run updmap (as a user) or updmap-sys (as root).

On a MikTeX system: 

  + Run 

initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

and add the following at the end of the file:

Map figbas.map

  + Save the file and exit Notepad.
  + Refresh the file-name database and run 

initexmf --mkmaps 

Using the Fonts

The fonts might be used in a TeX-based format such as MusixTeX as

  % Uncomment one of the following three lines:
  % \font\figfont=cmr7           \font\figplus=cmrj at 7pt   
  % \font\figfont=cmss8 at 7pt   \font\figplus=cmssj at 7pt
    \font\figfont=pplr8r at 7pt  \font\figplus=plrj at 7pt   

    \def\twopl{\figplus 2}
    \def\fourpl{\figplus 4}
    \def\fivepl{\figplus 5}
    \def\sixpl{\figplus 6}
    \def\ninepl{\figplus 9}


plrj.pfb is based on glyphs from the Palladio L Roman font by 

        URW++ Design and Development Incorporated
        Poppenbuetteler Bogen 29A
        D-22399 Hamburg
        tel. +49 (40) 60 60 50
        fax +49 (40) 60 60 51 11

which is licensed under the GPL. The same license applies to plrj.pfb.
The font may be embedded in non-GPLed documents.

cmrj.pfb and cmssj.pfb are based on glyphs from the so-called "bluesky"
type-1 version of Knuth's Computer Modern Roman and Sans fonts. The
copyright to these type-1 fonts is now held by the AMS but modification
and distribution without their copyright notice is allowed; cmrj.pfb and
cmssj.pfb are licensed under the LPPL.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (172.5k).

figbas – Mini-fonts for figured-bass notation in music

This package consists of three mini-fonts (and associated metrics) of conventional ligatures for the figured-bass notations 2+, 4+, 5+, 6+ and 9+ in music manuscripts. The fonts are usable with Computer Modern Roman and Sans, and Palatino/Palladio, respectively.

LicensesThe Project Public License
MaintainerBob Tennent
TDS archivefigbas.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as figbas
MiKTeX as figbas
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