CTAN Upload - BaKoMa TeX 6.20 - Continuous View, FIG/PDF import

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Tue Jan 6 10:49:35 CET 2004

----- Forwarded message from "Basil K. Malyshev" -----
I have uploaded to `ftp.dante.de/incoming/bakoma' directory
update for BaKoMa TeX 6.20 (issued 2-Jan-2004)

Please put the files to 'CTAN:systems/win32/bakoma' directory.


 * Fancy DVI Page Layout - `Continuous View'
   Like to Acrobat Reader BaKoMa DVI Viewer supports different
   page layouts: Single Page, Continuous, Facing, and Continuous - Facing.

 * Importing more Graphical Formats - FIG, PDF.
   + Importing FIG files.
     LaTeX users may just say: `\includegraphics[font=Helvetica]{foo.fig}'
   + Importing PDF files. [Preliminary implementation]
     LaTeX users may just say: `\includegraphics[page=2]{foo.pdf}'
     Currently, importing PDF files has several restrictions
     that will be resolved in next version.

 * Improved Font Support
   + Support TrueType fonts without Postscript glyph names.
   + Support for outlined fonts configured for DVIPS via `/PainType 2 store'.

 * New Packages
   + TeXsis format has been added on request of users.

More information about changes is at:

Basil K. Malyshev

--------------- About BaKoMa TeX 6.20 ----------------------

   * Highlights
   * Graphical Capabilities
   * Fonts
   * User Interface
   * PDF Generation Features
   * HTML Generation features
   * New Features of BaKoMa TeX 6.20
For more information about BaKoMa TeX see

BaKoMa TeX is a complete TeX system for Microsoft Windows XP/2000/NT/98/95


 * BaKoMa TeX is PostScript enabled TeX system.
 * Dynamical Preview allows the user to preview instantly selected region
   of the file being edited. 
   (like to Instant Preview - http://www.activetex.org).
** Generates *PDF* from documents with *PSTricks*, *PSfrag*, etc.
** Generates *SVG* (PSTricks, Prosper + animation features).
** 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.
 * Font Setup Wizard installs OpenType/TrueType/Postscript fonts in one click
 * Consistent graphics and font support for all DVI back-ends.
 * BibEdit - editor for LaTeX BIB files is included. 
 * Supports hyperlink text broken across lines and pages.
 * Easy to install and use.
 * Much less expensive than other analogues.

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:


BaKoMa TeX supports the following font formats:
 * OpenType (both TTF and OTF are supported),
 * PostScript Type 1 (including Multiple Masters), 
 * PostScript Type 3,
 * TrueType,
 * 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.

Font Setup Wizard lets you to install most of commercial (and free)
OpenType, TrueType, and Postscript Type 1 fonts in almost one click.

OpenType/Type1 fonts (OTF) are supported also under Windows 9x and NT 4.0
even without ATM.


* 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.
* BibEdit - editor for LaTeX BIB files is included. 
* Syntax Completion is context sensitive and flexible.
* Support for Multi-User systems.


* View on Windows Display.
* Print on any printer supported by a MS Windows driver.
* PostScript (really scalable),
* PDF,
* SVG (animation effects are supported),

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.


* 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.
* Embedding ToUnicode CMAPs to support search and copy-paste 
  of cyrillic and other international characters.
* Handling HyperTeX (HyperRef) and document outline.


 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.

 BaKoMa TeX 5.50 introduces generation of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
 from a DVI files. Ability to add animation to the SVG output,
 makes it the best for producing high quality presentations.

 Sample of animated presentation is available at:

 Key Features:
   SVG output is compatible with another output formats
   (PDF, PS, HTML, View, and Print) so, that the same graphical
   formats, font formats, and other features are supported.
   In details:
   *  All TeX Formats (LaTeX 2e, LaTeX 2.09, AmSTeX, Plain TeX) are supported.
   *  TeX extensions (e-TeX and Omega) are supported.
   *  ALL LaTeX packages (including PSTricks, PSFrag, graphics, draftcopy, etc.)
       are supported.
   *  Graphical formats: EPS, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, MSP, FIG,
   		         BMP, WMF, EMF, HPGL, and DXY are supported.
   *  More generally, Any imported or embedded Postscript is supported.
   *  Hyperref is supported, including outline and links. For \Acrobatmenu 
      most general commands (such as NextPage or PrevPage) are supported.
   *  Popular presentation packages: Prosper, PDFScreen, PDFSlide, Seminar, etc.
      are supported.
  *** The existing presentations can be enhanced by adding animation.
   *  All Font Types: OpenType (OTF/TTF), TrueType, Postscript Type1 
      (including MM), Postscript Type 3, and TeX PK are supported.

 Details about adding animation to generated SVG files are explained at:

*** NEW FEATURES OF BAKOMA TEX 6.20 in comparison with BAKOMA TEX 6.15 ***

 Fancy DVI Page Layout - `Continuous View'
   Page Layout may be changed via `View|Page Layout' submenu or via toolbar.
   Default page layout may be defined under Display tab of
   `Viewer Preferences' dialog.

   DVIEW supports following page layouts:
      Single Page, Continuous, Facing,
      Continuous - Facing, and also
      Highlighted Fonts - Single Pageis
      replacement for Font Highlighting feature.

 Importing more Graphical Formats - FIG, PDF.

   Importing FIG files.
      LaTeX users may just say: `\includegraphics{foo.fig}'
      Additional key font (graphicx package) lets you define default font:

   Importing PDF files. [Preliminary implementation]
      LaTeX users may just say: `\includegraphics{foo.pdf}'
      Additional key page (graphicx) lets you choose page other then first:

      Support for importing PDF files is yet not complete.
      There are following unsupported features:
	Embedded CFF and TrueType fonts,
    	Separation and DeviceN color spaces,
	shading patterns, and Postscript generation by using DVIPS.
      However, all these features will be supported in next version.

 Improved Font Support

  * Support TrueType fonts without Postscript glyph names.
    It uses standard glyph names according to unicode.
    If name is not defined synthetic name in form `uniXXXX' is used.
  * Support for outlined fonts configured for DVIPS via `/PainType 2 store'.
  * Force reading Font metrics from TTF-file for all TrueType fonts,
    even when using TFM file is specified.

 New Packages

  * TeXsis format has been added on request of users.

For more information see

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Thank you very much for the upload.  As usual, I installed this at

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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