CTAN update: fontspec v2.0b2

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Jun 2 22:57:48 CEST 2010

that daemon pops up at the most inconvenient times.  while i was working
hard on my day job, it said:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: fontspec v2.0b2
> Author's name: Will Robertson
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/fontspec
> Summary description: Font loading in XeTeX and LuaTeX
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Second beta release of fontspec v2, which supports LuaTeX.
> Minor changes since the previous release:
>  - No longer need to run mkluatexfontdb manually;
>     update documentation to reflect this
>  - Fix a bug with automatic font scaling in LuaTeX
>  - Two new XeTeX features: AutoFakeBold and AutoFakeSlant
>     for generating "poor man's bold" and "poor man's oblique"
>     shapes for a family (these are extensions of FakeBold/FakeSlant)
>  - An internal programmer's interface command for creating
>     new LaTeX font families.
>  - Minor internal and documentation changes.
>  - For XeTeX: many functions of xltxtra are now incorporated
>     into fontspec.
>  - The makefile can now automatically install fontspec without
>     needing the path to your texmfhome.
> (Note we no longer have a .ins file but Manuel assures me that's
> okay. You can extract everything from the dtx using the Makefile
> or by running `tex fontspec.dtx`.)

thanks for the upload; i've installed the files and updated the
catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/fontspec.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fontspec

though the catalogue entry won't change (in so far as it changes at all)
until some time while i sleep tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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