Index of /tex-archive/language/sanskrit/ps-type1
% Revision 1.0 2004/08/24 Sergey Korop firstname.lastname@example.org
% Revision 1.1 2005/01/23 Sergey Korop email@example.com
This package extends ``Sanskrit for LaTeX2e'' package with skt-series' fonts
in Type 1 format.
The ``Sanskrit for LaTeX2e'' package (referred as 'origin' in the text below)
was created by Charles Wikner and it is available from the CTAN:
CONTENTS OF THIS README FILE
3. Revision History.
4. Technical Issues.
This package should be distributed and used together with it's origin
under the terms specified for that origin by Charles Wikner. Currently
(as for version 2.0 of the origin) it is LaTeX Project Public License.
TeX system capable for producing PostScript/PDF files (e.g. system including
dvips, pdfTeX or similar software).
The files that you should have are:
readme.txt This file.
sktdoc.pdf Documentation of origin typesetted using Type 1 fonts.
skt.map Configuration file for dvips and pdfTeX program.
skt8.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 8pt upright.
skt9.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 9pt upright.
skt10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt upright.
sktb10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt upright bold.
sktf10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt upright feint.
skts10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt slanted.
sktbs10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt bold slanted.
sktfs10.pfb PS Type 1 font file for skt font at 10pt feint slanted.
* Revision 1.0 2004/08/24 Sergey Korop firstname.lastname@example.org
* Revision 1.1 2005/01/23 Sergey Korop email@example.com
Fixed incompatibility with dvips: changed /FullName and /FontName
font properties to match PS Font names specified in the map file.
Thanks to Mr. Hartmut Henkel for bugreport and proposed solution.
1. There are no UniqueIDs for the fonts provided in this package.
According to Type 1 font specs, this is allowed feature, but
it may probably confuse some font processing software and/or
hardware. However, I think that using no UniqueID is better
than guessing one with risk of collision.
2. Fonts were generated from METAFONT sources automagically using
textrace program. Due to the nature of this process, some
discrepancies with original fonts may appear.
3. To ensure backward compatibility, always make sure that you are
using the same versions of *.pfb files and their *.mf origins.
4. Names of PostScript fonts (i.e. /FullName, /FontName, etc) don't
match the names of original TeX fonts. I'm not sure this was the
best possible solution, but proposed names are:
-- self-explainatory (i.e one can always identify the origin);
-- preventing from possible name collision;
-- matching PostScript naming conventions, e.g. contain distinct
Font Family and Weight parts.
Depends from TeX system you use. Users of pdfTeX distributed with
teTeX or fpTeX may try following steps:
IMPORTANT: I can't predict the configuration of your system,
so use the commands below at your own risk.
1. Put the files of this package into appropriate directories:
skt.map -> .../texmf/dvips/config/
*.pfb -> .../texmf/fonts/type1/sanskrit/
the name 'sanskrit' for font directory is not mandatory and may
be changed if you need.
to make sure your TeX software has access to those files. The last
command should output the full path to appropriate font file,
if nothing appeared, consult your local TeXnicians.
NOTE: don't run kpsewhich directly in the font directory --- this won't
show you the real picture.
3. Locate your pfdtex.cfg file (either global or private) and add following
This should make outline skt fonts available for docs produced by pdfTeX.
Suggestions and bug reports to: Sergey Korop, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please note
that since I'm neither professional font designer nor experienced TeXnician,
I will probably be unable to fulfill your requests.