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'Lorem ipsum' paragraphs generator for the purposes
of the plain TeX developers.

Author: Sergio Spina <sergio.am.spina@gmail.com>

Version: 4.3 of 2013.05.08

Contents of the package

-   `plipsum.nw`: the source file
-   `plipsum.tex`: the format
-   `pliptest.tex`: an example file
-   `plipsum-doc.pdf`: the documentation
-   `compile.sh`: the installation program
-   `stripc`: a python filter
-   `README.md`: this file


-   Run `plipsum.nw` through noweb. You van find it on the Norman Ramsey
    web page (<http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~nr/noweb/>) or on CTAN
    A suitable command can be:

        $ notangle -Rplipsum.tex plipsum.nw | ./stripc > plipsum.tex

    `stripc` is a python filter that strips away comments and blank spaces
    from the final file.

-   Move the resulting `.tex` file to a place where TeX finds it.	
    On a TDS compliant system this should be (substitute `$TEXMF` 
    with your local or home texmf directory):


-   If you like to, move the source file (`.nw`) in a
    source directory of your system.

-   Update your filename database. How to achieve this depends 
    on your system. For TeXlive one of these commands should work:

        $ texhash ~/texmf
        $ sudo mktexlsr ~/texmf
    More info on this is available with:
        $ texhash --help
        $ sudo mktexlsr --help
-   If you are using a non TDS compliant system you are on your own; take a
    look in the documentation how to install new packages.

-   If you are using windows (TM) you are on your own even more.

This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See

for the details of that license. 

Enjoy plipsum. Happy TeXing.

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plipsum – 'Lorem ipsum' for Plain developers

The package provides a paragraph generator designed for use in Plain documents. The paragraphs generated contain many ‘f-groups’ (ff, fl etc.) so the text can act as a test of the ligatures of the font in use.

LicensesThe Project Public License
Copyright2012 Sergio Spina
MaintainerSergio Spina
Contained inTeX Live as plipsum
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