CTAN submission: LaTeX package gensymb.sty

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Thu Feb 13 08:59:32 CET 2003

----- Forwarded message from Walter Schmidt <w-a-schmidt at arcor.de> -----
I have uploaded the file gensymb.zip to the /incoming directory 
at dante.ctan.org.  Please, unpack it to the CTAN directory

  macros/latex/contrib/supported/was .

Doing so will add the files gensymb.dtx and gensymb.ins 
and update the files upgreek.dtx and readme.1st.  The other 
files in this directory are to remain unchanged.

This is the first (and somewhat experimental) release of the
LaTeX package gensymb.sty.  It provides generic commands
\degree, \celsius, \perthousand, \micro and \ohm, which work
both in text and math mode.  Various means are provided to
fake the symbols or take them from particular symbol fonts,
if they are not available in the default fonts used in the
document.  This should be perfectly transparent at user
level, so that one can apply the same notation for units of
measurement in text and math mode and with arbitrary
typefaces.  Note that the package has been designed to work
flawlessly in conjunction with the famous units.sty.

This upload updates also the source file of my package
upgreek.sty.  However, only the documentation has been
changed with respect to the new gensymb package, which can
coopereate with upgreek.  The macro package upgreek.sty is
actually unchanged.

thank you in advance
Walter Schmidt
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed the new and updated files in
CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/supported/was/ as suggested.

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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