CTAN submission -- fonts/greek/psgreek

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Mon Dec 30 12:15:32 CET 2002

Some months ago, Alexej Kryukov submitted this to CTAN:

----- Forwarded message from Alexej Kryukov -----
Name of contribution: psgreek
Name and email: Alexej Kryukov <basileia at yandex.ru>
Suggested location on CTAN: /tex-archive/fonts/greek/
Summary description: LaTeX support for (some) PostScript Greek fonts
License type: LPPL

Announcement text:
`Psgreek1' package provide LaTeX support for popular 
Type 1 Greek fonts in WinGreek encoding. The `Psgreek1' package includes
3 fonts: Greek Garamond by Carmelo Lupini 
(http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Workshop/3799/download.htm), Greek Oxonia
and original WinGreek font. As far as I know, all these fonts are
distributed free of charge. They don't contain kerning. 

For each typerface virtual fonts are provided, rearranging its mapping
according to so-called LGR encoding, e. g. to the layout of Claudio
Beccari's Greek fonts, which seem to became a standard for LaTeX.
There are two main differences from this mapping:

- ligatures for final sigma aren't supported. So, in order to get
  this symbol you must explicitly type the latin letter `c'.
- in order two produce the circumflex accent you can type the equal 
  sign (=) as well as ASCII tilde (~).

Furthermore, for each font virtual fonts with faked small capitals
are included.

I provided also a set of virtual font in my own encoding, called LEL,
as well as description for this encoding (lelenc.def). This encoding
is based on standard modern Greek mapping, and so it may be preferred
by users with Greek codepage (ELOT 928 or Windows 1253).


First you must put font files and `psgreek.sty' in any location, there
LaTeX can find them. If your TeX tree is TDS compliant, you can
simply unpack *.zip files in your TEXMF directory. Then add font
definitions from psgreek.map to your psfonts.map file (usually
this file resides in ../dvips/config/ directory).

In order to use Type 1 Greek fonts in your document, you have to load
the Babel package with `greek' or `polutonikogreek' option. I prefer
Babel version 3.6, since version 3.7 has many bugs and doesn't work
properly. Then load `psgreek' package with the font name as option.
The following names are supported: `regular' for original WinGreek font,
`garamond' for Greek Garamond, `oxonia' for Greek Oxonia, `oldface' for 
Greek Old Face, `milan' for Milan. You can change your greek font in any
time redefining the `greekfont' command (for example:


Use `greek' environment or `localgreek{text goes here}' command for
switching to Greek font and language.

I didn't install it at that time because I had some problems with the
naming and the directory structure - among others, the name psgreek
suggests that it is a general solution for Greek postscript fonts -
and then I let the matter drift into the backlog.  Sorry about that;
now I installed the package on CTAN in the directory


Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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