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

Thu May 20 10:36:55 EDT 2004

```Hi All

>> 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

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

cheers

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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