[metapost] [ANN] textpath package preview
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Thu Nov 23 18:09:42 CET 2006
you can find a preview release of the textpath package at
<URL:http://home.arcor.de/stephanhennig/Downloads/textpath.zip> (~3 kB).
Low-level support would still be preferable, since the soul hack
is---well, just a hack. This package has some limitations. While
kerning is preserved, ligatures aren't. Mathematical material is not
The archive contains the following files:
* textpath.mp: This is the MetaPost package.
* textpathmp.sty: This is a support style file for LaTeX that has to be
included in the LaTeX preamble that is used by the MetaPost file.
* textpathdemo.mp: This is a demonstration application of the textpath
* textpathdemo.tex: This is the LaTeX preamble for textpathdemo.mp.
Note that this file uses the textpathmp.sty package.
The textpath package currently needs the following packages:
The package provides a simple macro textpath that takes as parameters a
text string that is valid LaTeX input and a path the text should follow.
The text is typeset by LaTeX using the latexmp package. This is
hardcoded, currently. You have to provide a proper LaTeX preamble that
includes the textpathmp.sty package.
Since the soul package doesn't like font selection commands in its
arguments a second macro is provided by textpath.mp that takes three
parameters. Second and third are as before. The first parameter now is
a string containing a valid LaTeX font selection command, such as \textit.
Here is an example file:
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