[OS X TeX] tug.ctan.org upload: cfr-lm (fwd)

Dr. Clea F. Rees cfrees at imapmail.org
Mon May 31 19:54:08 CEST 2010

Just in case anyone was interested in trying my enhanced Latin Modern
support, I uploaded a new version to CTAN which now includes fancy
(well, fancier) documentation. This is still experimental, so you need
to install it but step-by-step instructions (for a TeX Live setup) are
now included as well as usage information.

(I said I'd write documentation if anybody at all expressed any
interest and somebody did...)

If you *do* try it, please do let me know how you get on with it,
whether your experiences are good or bad. The main reason the package
is experimental is because it has only been tested on one machine -
mine - which is a fairly limited basis for any conclusions one might
wish to draw regarding its usability and stability. Actually, I believe
at least one other person has tried it and one other was planning to,
but still...



The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: cfr-lm
Version number: 1.3 (for lm 2.004)
Author's name: Clea F. Rees
Author's email: cfrees <at> imapmail <dot> org
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/exptl/cfr-lm
Summary description: Enhanced support for the Latin Modern fonts.
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
Now with added documentation!

The package supports a number of features of the Latin
Modern fonts which are not easily accessible via the default
(La)TeX support provided in the official distribution. In
particular, the package supports the use of the various
styles of digits available, oblique small-caps and upright
italic shapes, and alternative weights and widths.  It also
supports the variable width typewriter, "dunhill" and
“quotation” fonts.  Version 2.004 of the Latin Modern fonts
is supported.

By default, the package uses proportional oldstyle digits
and variable width typewriter but this can be changed by
passing appropriate options to the package. The package also
supports using e.g. different styles of digits within a
document so it is possible to use proportional oldstyle
digits by default, say, but tabular lining digits within a
particular table. See the documenation for details.

The package requires the official Latin Modern distribution,
including its (La)TeX support. The package relies on the
availability of both the fonts themselves and the official
font support files.  The package also makes use of the
nfssext-cfr  package.

Only the T1 and TS1 encodings are supported for text fonts.
The set up of fonts for mathematics is identical to that
provided by Latin Modern.

This package is located at
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Notes to maintainers:
This is identical to the version uploaded a few days ago except that documentation is added (cfr-lm.tex, cfr-lm.pdf), the README now refers to the documentation instead of giving a list of commands, and the file manifest.txt has been updated to reflect the two additions. Also, I think I forgot to put a symbolic link in the top-level directory last time - now it has two though I'm not sure this is really correct.

I said I'd write some if anyone at all showed any interest and someone did, so here it is...
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