[OS X TeX] Initials - fonts

George Ghio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Tue Jul 14 20:29:38 EDT 2009

Ah, I didn't. The installation was from Texlive08.
Let's make no bones about it, I use TeX but am a fair ways from  
understanding it. I can find some of the files but it is hit and miss.  
I really just don't understand the structure.



It always seems that the person who writes the documentation assumes  
that the reader already knows as much as the author. (Sigh) Such is  

As far as I understand it I did a full install. I suppose the first  
step is "Where should the files be?"

Any help is gratefully accepted.


On 15/07/2009, at 3:21 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jul 14, 2009, at 11:17 AM, George Ghio wrote:
>> Hi Looks like I'm in the poop again, nothing new there.
>> The problem - I wish to use the Initials fonts in conjunction with  
>> Letterine  as per sample;
>> \lettrine[lines=2, lraise=0.2, findent=0.2em, nindent=0em] 
>> {\textfrak{W}}{e think of the} twentieth century as the beginning  
>> of a new period and the ending of the old, but this is really a  
>> paradox of statements. History cannot end, it can evolve or change  
>> directions but as long as man is on earth, history will exist.  
>> Admittedly, a social `epoch' was coming to an end and with it, a  
>> change in conventions, especially those referred to as ``artistic''.
>> I want to replace "\textfrak" with one of the initial fonts (as yet  
>> undecided). As far as I can tell I have the Initials package  
>> installed in all the right places.
>> textfrak works with "\usepackage{oldgerm} in the preamble after   
>> documentclass.
>> What is required to use initials? Nothing I have tried seems to work.
>> George L Ghio
>> Renegade Writing
> Howdy,
> Where did you place the files?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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