Font utilities

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2.2.1 Archives

The canonical source for all GNU software, including the GNU C compiler, GNU make, and Ghostscript, is ` []:pub/gnu'. That directory is replicated at many other sites around the world, including:

United States:



You can also order tapes with GNU software from the Free Software Foundation (thereby supporting the development of the font utilities and the rest of the GNU project); send mail to `' for the latest prices and ordering information, or retrieve the file `DISTRIB' from a GNU archive.

The canonical source for the X window system is `'. That directory is also shadowed at many other sites, including `'. The FSF also sells X distribution tapes.

TeX is more scattered. A complete Unix TeX distribution is available for ftp on the machine `', or by ordering a tape from the University of Washington (send email to `'. What is on `byron' for ftp is often out-of-date, though.

The canonical sources for just Web2C--the port of just TeX, Metafont, and friends to Unix, without DVI processors, fonts, macro packages, etc.---are: []:pub/tex/                  (Boston) []:TeX/                          (California) []:pub/tex/src/web2c/   (Germany)

At all these sites, the files to retrieve are `web.tar.Z' and `web2c.tar.Z'.

The DVI-to-PostScript driver we recommend is Tom Rokicki's Dvips, and the X window system driver we recommend is Paul Vojta's XDvi. These programs are available from, respectively,*

We have modified XDvi and Dvips to use the same path searching code as the current distribution of TeX and these font utilities; the modified versions are available from `'.

To use Metafont, you must have a file defining output devices. (See section 11.1 Metafont and BZRto.) We recommend you obtain `' from

You can retrieve the document describing all the details of the naming scheme for TeX fonts from []:pub/tex/fontname.tar.Z

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