[OS X TeX] Re: [MacTeX] Newer textcomp.sty?

Adrian Heathcote adrian.heathcote at philosophy.usyd.edu.au
Thu May 20 10:36:55 EDT 2004

Hi All

This latest version of textcomp.sty is seriously amazing!

>> The one at cam.ctan.org (British CTAN site)
>> <ftp://cam.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/unpacked/textcomp.sty> 
>> is:
>> \ProvidesPackage{textcomp}
>> [2004/02/22 v1.99f
>>                 Standard LaTeX package]

The freedom that it gives to typesetting in postscript fonts other than 
the TeX standards, if used in line with the material/tutorial in the 
new LaTeX Companion alone would justify the price of that volume.

For example it gives a very quick answer to a question that was asked 
on this list not long ago: how to define the degree symbol. Here is the 
one word answer: \textdegree.

The new LaTeX Companion is an incredibly informative volume: if anyone 
is wavering, my suggestion would be get it immediately.


Adrian Heathcote

Sorry for the duplicate posting, but I thought those on the TeX on Mac 
OSX list may like to know of this.

> Howdy,
> Thanks for the information. Interestingly, the CTAN site
> <http://www.ctan.org/> definitely has an earlier version!
> I finally was able to find it on the "TeXLive" CD that came with The 
> LaTeX
> Companion. I was able to gain the \t{} accent with Lucida Bright but 
> the
> ellipsis are still the same as \dots. I wonder if the TS1 encoding 
> will ever
> be extended so that all the glyphs will be accessible without going 
> over to
> LY1.
> Does the \texteuro character exist in the LY1 encoding of the Lucida 
> Bright
> fonts? I've been using the Adobe Euro Font along with the eurosans 
> package
> and it looks ok with Lucida Bright.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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