CTAN submission --- Proto-Semitic font

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Tue Mar 29 08:54:24 CEST 2005

Peter Wilson writes@

>     I have uploaded protosem.tar.gz to UK incoming. Please use this
> to replace the current fonts/archaic/protosem. The distribution is
> under the LPPL.
> >From the README:
>     The protosem package provides fonts for the Proto-Semitic script in use 
> about 1600BC, and which may be a very early ancestor of many of the world's 
> alphabets. Files for using the font with LaTeX are also included. This is 
> one of a series of archaic script fonts.
> Changes in version 1.2 (2005/03/18)
> o Font supplied as Postscript Type 1 instead of MetaFont.

I've installed the files as requested.  thanks for the upload.

>     A SPECIAL REQUEST TO FONT EXPERTS: This is my first attempt at producing 
> a Type 1 font from one of my original MetaFont sources. I would be very 
> grateful if you could check this out and let me have any suggestions before 
> I tackle the other fonts in the set.
>     On a Linux box I used mftrace and FontForge to go from MetaFont *.mf to 
> T1 *.afm & *.pfb files. I tried afm2pfb to get a *.pfb file but the program 
> stopped with a segmentation fault.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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