Finally -- a pict2e.sty!

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at
Fri Feb 27 15:44:07 CET 2004

i have just installed a new directory macros/latex/contrib/pict2e, which
contains a distribution of the new (real) pict2e package, as documented
in lamport, 2nd edition.

from the readme:

  This package was described in the 2nd edition of "LaTeX: A Document
  Preparation System", but the LaTeX project team declined to produce
  the package.  For a long time, LaTeX has included a "pict2e package"
  that merely produced an apologetic error message.

  The new package extends the existing LaTeX picture environment, using
  the familiar technique (cf. the graphics and color packages) of driver
  files.  The package documentation (pict2e.dtx) has a fair number of
  examples of use, showing where things are improved by comparison with
  the LaTeX picture environment.

Robin Fairbairns

For the authors (Rolf Niepraschk and Hubert Gaesslein), and the LaTeX
and CTAN teams

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