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Corelpak 0.50 (JW)

This package provides an easy and cheap way for using standard postscript fonts 
with LaTex2e. Instead of using real Adobe fonts, which are rather expensive, 
it uses PS-Fonts delivered with the comercial software Corel. This software is 
often bundled with your computer and is shipped with LOTS of fonts (almost from
Unfortunately,  mostly they are differently named than their original pedants.
Times for example is named Dutch 801. This means, Dutch 801 is NOT a poor 
replacement almost like Times, moreover: Dutch 801 IS Times.

So there are following tasks to do:

1.) Find common name for Corel font xy
	(for example, use the books TYPECOSMIC or file bitstream.aka 
2.) Rename its parts (*.pfb and *.afm) following the KARL BERRY scheme (*)
3.) Create the *.tfm, *.sty, *.fd, *.vf and *.map files
	(use the fontinst package)
4.) Copy all this stuff to an appropriate place.

That's it! If you want to preview and print the output via ghostscript, then 

5.) Tell Ghostscript how to find and name the fonts
	(setup the fontmap)

Fortunately, all these steps are already done!	
--- Attention ---
(*) Except step 2. This has to be done by YOU! As a help, look at file fontmap,
it contains the internal names, Berry names and Corel filenames (xxxxa___.pfb).
A complete list can be found in CTAN: \tex-archive\info\fontnames.

EXAMPLE: 	Times Roman (Dutch 801) can be found as file 0011a___.pfb on the
			Corel-CD. Copy it to somewhere ghostscript and dvips can find 
			it and rename it to btmr.pfb
There is an easy workaround for this.
I've had to use the K. Berry scheme (fontinst told me) - You have another 
choice: Simply within fontmap (and - if necessary - dvips-maps *.nrs) 
replace the Berry-names by the "Corel" names 

EXAMPLE:	ghostview fontmap: 		/Times-Roman		(0011a___.pfb) ;
			dvips btm.nrs:			btmr0 Dutch801BT-Roman <0011a___.pfb

This package obviously does NOT contain the Corel ps-fonts itself. If you
do not have them, this package is useless.
Furthermore, it provides the LaTex-files for only a few of them, because
1.) An hour is an hour is an hour
2.) Check the version number, there is room for hope
3.) Much of the cd fonts are decorative and therefore less important for a 
	text system like LaTex
4.) I considered mainly these fonts, which provide beside the standard also 
	the shape italic and weight bold 
5.)	the '35' Adobe standard	fonts, I thought, have to be seen as an first 
	approach and mostly important (but aren't complete, anyway!)

Currently there are 50 fonts available:
	Serif:		30
	Sans Serif:	11
	TypeWriter:	 1
	Decorative:	 8
See nametabl.txt for currently available fonts in this package.

Installing Corelpak

Package contents:

o	folder TFM: 	Put it, where Latex can find it. It contains the 
					Tex-font metrics
o	folder VF:		Put it, where your dvi-driver can find it. It contains 
					the virtual fonts.
o   folder PSNFSS:	Put it, where Latex can find it. It contains the *.sty
					and *.fd files.
o	folder DVIPS:	Put it, where dvips can find it. It contains the 
					*.map-files	for dvips
o	readme.txt		This file
o	nametabl.txt	Table of "official" names,  Corel font names and names 
					of LaTex2e *.sty files
o	fontmap.crk		Additional entries for Fontmap (Ghostscript). Use this
					solely or merge it to the original fontmap
o	pak2me.bat		copies a given psfont-installation for use with EmTeX
					(due to the absence of recursive subdirectory search 
					strategies (!!-feature is not allowed in dvips),
					a structure like fonts/ps/adobe/Times/tfm is not possible)
o	alpak2me.bat	copies all fonts to the appropriate place for EmTeX.
					Configure pak2me.bat before using alpak2me.bat!

All you have to do is:

1.)	Put the (contents of the) folders TFM, VF, PSNFSS and DVIPS at their
	appropriate	places
2.)	merge the *.map files (DOS: copy /b *.map psfonts.map)
3.)	if you want to include the fonts in your dvips-output (for example, you 
	don't want to use the ghostscript fontmap-feature, or want to download 
	them to your printer), merge the *.nrs files (nrs: not resident)
	(DOS: copy /b *.nrs psfonts.map)
4.)	See comment for step 2.) at the beginning of this document	
If you use ghostscript:

5.)	copy fontmap.crk to your ghostscript directory and rename it to fontmap.
	Don't forget to backup the original!!
	Optionally you can merge both together. Check for double entries.

Have fun!!
Suggestions, wishes, bug reports:

Some details

o	I used the fontinst package v1.335 for generating the LaTex-related stuff
o	Even if there are more widths, shapes, weights etc. available for some 
	fonts, I always used solely roman/book, italic, bold, bolditalic.
	The reason is to be found in my lack of understanding what the heck 
	fontinst really does.

Legal Stuff

Do, whatever you want to do with this package, except modified distributing it 
under the same name.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (3.6M).

corelpak – Metrics, etc., for fonts distributed with Corel products

Together with metrics for a large set of fonts, a pair of MS-DOS batch files are provided, for copying the files into place on an em system.

A script for copying the fonts themselves is available.

LicensesFree license not otherwise listed
MaintainerJ Woch
TopicsFont support
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