CTAN Update: pict2e

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 1 15:15:34 CEST 2008

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Josef Tkadlec submitted an update to the



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. thegraphics and color packages) of driver files.  The 
package documentation has a fair number of examples of use, showing where things 
are improved by comparison with the LaTeX picture environment.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/pict2e
License: lppl

Announcement text: 

Changed: extended slope arguments for \line and \vector; horizontal and vertical 
lines use PS/PDF operators, too. Added: macros for drawing arcs, lines given by 
endpoints, polygons; path constructions (as in PS/PDF); control of shapes of 
line ends.


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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