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Bug#409553: ITP: ttf2tex -- a TrueType font installer for Unix

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org>

* Package name    : ttf2tex
  Version         : 0.70
  Upstream Author : Philipp Lehman <lehman@gmx.net>
* URL             : http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/ttf2tex.html
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Bash shell
  Description     : a TrueType font installer for Unix

     ttf2tex is a script for the Bash shell which generates all files
     required to use TrueType fonts with teTeX or TeX Live from a set of
     font files. In short, it will do for fonts what fontinst's latinfamily
     command does for Type 1 PostScript fonts. In addition to that, ttf2tex
     sorts all files, builds the map files required by ttf2pk and pdftex,
     and optionally installs everything into either the system-wide local
     TeX tree or the private TeX tree of the user running ttf2tex. Note that
     ttf2tex's approach to using TrueType fonts with TeX does not imply
     converting them to Type 1 format. With a current version of teTeX and a
     proper setup, TeX can use TrueType fonts via the ttf2pk utility while
     pdftex even supports them natively.

     This package includes a tool for creating a Debian package for use in
     latex or pdflatex from a family of TT fonts in the file system

Notice that ttf2tex is not being supported upstream since September 2004.
However, the command seems to be stable and robust.

A preliminary version of the package is available in [1], where you can also
find a package automatically generated with ttf2tex-mkpkg
(latex-dkghwr-font).  The TTF files for creating this package are in the
ttf-fifthhorseman-dkg-handwriting, which is in the NEW queue.  After
installing this package, a LaTeX file as simple as [2] can be used in
pdflatex to produce DVI or PDF files [3].

[1] http://people.debian.org/~rafael/ttf2tex/
[2] http://people.debian.org/~rafael/ttf2tex/test.tex
[3] http://people.debian.org/~rafael/ttf2tex/test.pdf

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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