CTAN Upload - BaKoMa TeX 5.10
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 20 10:46:07 CET 2002
Basil K. Malyshev writes:
> I have uploaded to `ftp.tex.ac.uk/incoming/bakoma' directory
> update for BaKoMa TeX 5.10 (issued 17-Nov-2002).
> Please put the files to 'CTAN:systems/win32/bakoma' directory.
i have (finally) completed installation of this new version. thanks
for the uploads.
> --------------- About BaKoMa TeX 5.10 ----------------------
> * Highlights
> * Graphical Capabilities
> * Fonts
> * User Interface
> * PDF Generation Features
> * HTML Generation features
> * New Features of BaKoMa TeX 5.10
> For more information about BaKoMa TeX see
> BaKoMa TeX is a complete TeX system for Microsoft Windows XP/2000/NT/98/95
> * Dynamical Preview allows the user to preview instantly selected region
> of the file being edited.
> (It is analog of Instant Preview - http://www.activetex.org).
> * PostScript enabled TeX system.
> Generates *PDF* from documents with *PSTricks*, *PSfrag*, etc.
> ** Generates HTML (TeX4HT, DVI2HTML), also supports Hevea and TTH.
> * Supports using PostScript Type 1 fonts (including MM) *WITHOUT ATM*.
> However, using ATM for font rendering is optionally available.
> * Complete distribution includes about *1500* TeX Fonts (including EC/TC, LH)
> in ATM Compatible PostScript Type 1 font format.
> * Consistent graphics and font support for all DVI back-ends.
> * Supports hyperlink text broken across lines and pages.
> * Easy to install and use.
> * Much less expensive than other analogues.
> GRAPHICAL CAPABILITIES
> BaKoMa TeX includes an interpreter for *PostScript Level 2*,
> which is tested for compatibility with output from popular
> software such as: MetaPost, Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe Streamline 4.0,
> Mathematica 4, MatLab, CorelDraw 10, CorelXARA, HIGZ, PageDraw,
> FrameMaker, ImageMagick, etc.
> All DVI back-ends support the same special interface compatible
> with well known Rokicki's DVIPS, including processing PostScript
> embedded into DVI files (PSTricks, PSfrag, XyPic, etc.).
> The system includes Graphics Import Filters for the following formats:
> PostScript, HPGL, DXY, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, MSP, BMP.
> BaKoMa TeX supports the following font formats:
> * PostScript Type 1 (including Multiple Masters),
> * PostScript Type 3,
> * TrueType,
> * OpenType,
> * TeX PK/VF.
> The system includes about *1500* typefaces in PostScript Type 1
> and Type 3 font format including the following fonts:
> * CM (including LaTeX and Logo fonts + vf for T1 with CX
> * AMS Fonts (Euler, Math Symbols),
> * EC/TC,
> * LH (T2A),
> * Concrete (Math, ECC),
> * Malvern,
> * CMCyr + vf for T2A/LCY
> * Scripting fonts, CMPica, Punk.
> Math Fonts:
> * Stmaryrd, Wasy, Rsfs, YHMath, BlackBoard (bbm, doublestroke).
> Diagram drawing fonts:
> * Lams, Astro Symbols (cmastro, astrosym, moonphase),
> * Barcodes (barcodes, wlean, wlc*), Logical (loggates, milstd),
> * timing, MusiXTeX, Chess/CChess, Go, Backgammon, Dingbats/NiceFrame. etc.
> Any font type can be used for any output device/format.
> This feature is supported by automatic font conversion
> between font formats when needed.
> This feature enables the rendering of Type 1 fonts *without ATM*.
> On the other hand, it enables the use of TrueType/OpenType fonts
> for generating PostScript printed even on PostScript Level 1 printers.
> In advance, BaKoMa TeX is ready to use most of free Type 1 fonts
> available on CTAN and Trutype fonts coming with MS Windows systems.
> USER INTERFACE
> * Dynamical Preview (Instant Preview) of selected part of a document.
> It reformats (and preview) selected part of document on the fly,
> when you edit it. This feature accelerates tuning paragraphs,
> mathematics, pictures, etc.
> * Flexible window docking lets you optimize splitting your screen
> for using Dynamical Preview efficiently.
> * One touch key for TeX + Preview + other customizable postprocessors,
> * Quick navigation via document structure,
> * DVI Forward/Reverse search (format independent),
> * Powerful support for different input encodings,
> * Project support,
> * Graphics import assistant,
> * Assitance for multi-file documents:
> context sensitive openning of included text and graphics files,
> * Searching for TeX errors using the TeX log file,
> * Searching for help for TeX commands in entire document collection,
> * Syntax highlighting is configurable for catcodes and command dictionaries,
> * Customizable GUI Bars and menus for inserting Math Symbols and other commands,
> * Automatic creation of a BB-file for non-PostScript graphics.
> * Spell Checker: On-the-spot highlighting of misspelled words,
> correction proposals, handling accents and babel shortcuts.
> configurable for handling (La)TeX commands.
> * Support for Multi-User systems.
> OUTPUT DEVICES/FORMATS
> * View on Windows Display.
> * Print on any printer supported by a MS Windows driver.
> * PostScript (really scalable),
> * PDF,
> * HTML.
> Important feature of BaKoMa TeX is consistent graphics and font support
> for all types of output. This means that all font formats mentioned
> may be used for every type of output. This also means that all graphical
> capabilities mentioned are supported for every type of output.
> PDF GENERATION FEATURES
> * Handling in-line PostScript in DVI files (PSTricks).
> * Creating PDF files which share fonts.
> Suitable for preparing CD-ROM based document libraries.
> * Embedding fonts in CFF requires 2--3 times less space then other font forms.
> * Handles HyperTeX (HyperRef) and document outline.
> HTML GENERATION FEATURES
> BaKoMa TeX 5 supports several ways for conversion of (La)TeX
> documents into HTML files.
> * `TeX|Generate HTML ...' text editor menu command lets you launch
> `TeX4HT' convertor with numerous options.
> * `File|Generate HTML ...' DVI viewer menu command lets you convert
> pages of a DVI file into PNG files wrapped into navigation HTML
> pages. This approach is useful for documents with complex graphics,
> such as slides.
> In advance, BaKoMa TeX is ready to use `HEVEA' and/or `TTH' convertors.
> Launching of these convertors is available via extra TABS of
> `TeX|Generate HTML ...' editor command.
> Including graphics is well integreated with BaKoMa TeX graphical engine.
> In this reason, you can insert everithing supported by BaKoMa TeX
> into generated HTML pages.
> *** NEW FEATURES OF BAKOMA TEX 5.10 in comparison with BAKOMA TEX 5.0 ***
> User Interface
> * `Font Setup Wizard' for installing TrueType/OpenType fonts under BaKoMa TeX.
> `Options|Install TrueType fonts for (La)TeX' editor menu command
> opens a dialog to choose TrueType fonts files.
> In advance `Drop and Drag' may be used to install a fonts.
> This tool makes everithing to use TrueType font in LaTeX.
> * `Undo buffer size' may be defined in `Options|Editing Settings' dialog.
> * `Document Info' and `Outline' defined in `Document Properties'
> dialog have immediate effect. Reopenning DVI file isn't required.
> * Refined switching between windows under Windows XP.
> * Fixed several problems under Windows 98: Alt+Space, redocking and exit crash.
> * Improved handling of fig2dev output (PostScript produced by XFig)
> * Refined handling of complex clip pathes (GDI).
> * Refined stroking on display (GDI) meterlimit, linecap, etc.
> * Added support (for GDI output) for
> + arbitrary transformed text (skewing, reflection),
> + rotated/skewed bitmaps,
> + elliptical pens.
> * Improved text output in `Accurate' and `Readable' modes.
> Fixed problem with using `Readable' mode under Windows 95/98.
> * Fixed CropBox in PDF files generated with Prosper package.
> * Mathematica fonts are ready to use (TFM/VF/FD and STY files are included).
> Encoding vectors for some fonts was fixed.
> * Pazo fonts - fixed encoding definition.
> * BBDING10 font was updated by Type1 version [LATEX2E.BKZ].
> * BG font was updated for elliptical pens [GAMES.BKZ].
> For more information about changes see
> ---------- End of BaKoMa TeX Information ----------
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