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Release: ec fonts version 1.0
Announcement: Stable ec fonts available now
There are now the stable ec fonts Version 1.0 available from the CTAN
archives in directory
The ec fonts support the complete LaTeX T1 encoding, as defined at the 1990
TUG conference hold at Cork/Ireland. They are intended to be as stable as
the cm fonts are, i. e. there shall be no more changes to the tfm files.
The ec fonts also contain a Text Companion Symbol font, called tc,
featuring many usefull characters needed in typesetting, for example
oldstyle digits, currency symbols (including the newly created Euro
symbol), the permille sign, copyright, trade mark and servicemark as well
as a copyleft sign, and many others.
The upcoming release of LaTeX2e will support the ec fonts.
The dc fonts, which were termed as preliminary versions, will dissappear
>From the archives soon. It is suggested, that you replace them entirely by
the ec fonts.
Let me thank to all the people who have contributed to the success of the
ec font project. They are too numerous to mention all of them, but some
of them should have a place here:
Donald E. Knuth and Richard Southall for designing and coding the cm fonts,
which are the base of the ec fonts
Babrbara Beeton, Michael Ferguson, and Jan-Michael Rynning for pushing the
project into existence
Norbert Schwarz for the first two releases of the dc fonts
Yannis Haralambous for numerous contributions to the METAFONT code
Boguslaw Jackowsky and Marek Rycko for designing and programming the polish
Andreas Schwab for finding and fixing some very bad bugs
Daniel Taupin and Denis Roegel for fine-tuning of the accented letters
needed in french
The remaining errors and bugs in the distribution are all mine, no one of
the persons credited above and the other unnamed contributors should be
blamed for them.