CTAN EOL announcement: ttf2tex

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 11 20:17:26 CEST 2005

Philipp Lehman  writes:

> I've placed `ttf2tex.tar.gz' in the incoming directory of the CTAN UK 
> node. This is my final update for obsolete/support/ttf2tex. Please 
> purge the old files and install the new ones. Thank you.
> As of September 30, 2004, ttf2tex is no longer maintained or in any
> way supported by its original author. Active development of the
> script has in fact already stopped in September 2002. Be advised
> that, even though ttf2tex may still work, there is no support in
> case of a problem and there will be no further updates.
> This is my farewell to ttf2tex. I hope it has been useful.
> ttf2tex is free software released under the GNU GPL. If anyone is 
> interested in working on the script, feel free to do so. It may be a 
> good idea to notify the CTAN staff in this case in order to avoid 
> conflicting efforts.
> ttf2tex is a script for the Bash shell which generates all files
> required to use TrueType fonts from a set of .ttf files. In short,
> it will do for TrueType fonts what fontinst's \latinfamily command
> does for Type 1 Postscript fonts. In addition to that, it creates
> map files and installs all files according to the TeX Directory
> Structure.
> This release includes all previously unreleased patches until the 
> latest one from September 30, 2004; hence the release date and the 
> retroactive EOL announcement. There have been some minor updates to 
> the user manual as well. The LaTeX source of the manual is included 
> in this release and there is now a configuration file.

thank you very much for this upload: i've updated the catalogue to
make the status of the package entirely clear, and installed the
replacement files as you requested.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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