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                 | By Scott Pakin, |
                 |                                      |
                 |           03 January 2008            |

The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List is an organized list of over 4900
symbols commonly available to LaTeX users.  Some of these symbols are
guaranteed to be available in every TeX distribution.  Others require
font files that come with some, but not all, TeX distributions.  The
rest require font files that must be downloaded explicitly from CTAN
( and installed.  The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols
List currently showcases symbols from 112 separate typefaces.

The same directory that contains this README file should also contain
SYMLIST (an ASCII list of symbols that appear in the symbols list) and
prebuilt versions of the symbol list for both A4 and U.S. Letter sized
paper.  If you'd like to build symbols.tex yourself, the steps are as

    pdflatex symbols
    pdflatex symbols
    makeindex -s symbols
    pdflatex symbols
    pdflatex symbols

(The repeated runs are for the longtable and makeidx packages to
stabilize.)  symbols.tex tries to be smart about fonts; it omits
tables of symbols that require (seemingly) unavailable fonts.  The
"Document Characteristics" table at the end of the document lists the
packages that were unavailable during the build.

The prebuilt versions of the symbol list use primarily Type 1 fonts.
Type 1 fonts are scalable and should look good at any resolution and
on any output device.  However, some of the fonts used by symbols.tex
are available only in a METAFONT-generated bitmap format.  The
prebuilt symbol lists utilize 1200 DPI versions of all of the
bitmapped fonts as 1200 DPI is a reasonably high printer resolution.
Unfortunately, older (pre-6.0) versions of Adobe Acrobat render
bitmapped fonts positively dreadfully on screen.  Nevertheless, all
versions of Acrobat manage to *print* bitmapped fonts with no trouble.

The bitmapped fonts used to prepare the PDF versions of the symbol
list are the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

For completeness, these are the scalable fonts used in the PDF
versions of the symbol list:

    ASCII.pfb              (ASCII)
    ArevSans-Roman.pfb     (Arev Sans)
    MnSymbol10.pfb         (MnSymbol10)
    SkakNew-Figurine.pfb   (SkakNew-Figurine)
    cmbsy10.pfb            (CMBSY10)
    cmbsy7.pfb             (CMBSY7)
    cmbx10.pfb             (CMBX10)
    cmbx12.pfb             (CMBX12)
    cmbx7.pfb              (CMBX7)
    cmbx9.pfb              (CMBX9)
    cmcsc10.pfb            (CMCSC10)
    cmex10.pfb             (CMEX10)
    cmllr10.pfb            (CMLL Regular 10pt)
    cmllr9.pfb             (CMLL Regular 9pt)
    cmmi10.pfb             (CMMI10)
    cmmi5.pfb              (CMMI5)
    cmmi6.pfb              (CMMI6)
    cmmi7.pfb              (CMMI7)
    cmmi8.pfb              (CMMI8)
    cmmi9.pfb              (CMMI9)
    cmmib10.pfb            (CMMIB10)
    cmmib5.pfb             (CMMIB5)
    cmr10.pfb              (CMR10)
    cmr12.pfb              (CMR12)
    cmr17.pfb              (CMR17)
    cmr5.pfb               (CMR5)
    cmr6.pfb               (CMR6)
    cmr7.pfb               (CMR7)
    cmr8.pfb               (CMR8)
    cmr9.pfb               (CMR9)
    cmsl12.pfb             (CMSL12)
    cmss10.pfb             (CMSS10)
    cmss8.pfb              (CMSS8)
    cmss9.pfb              (CMSS9)
    cmssi10.pfb            (CMSSI10)
    cmsy10.pfb             (CMSY10)
    cmsy5.pfb              (CMSY5)
    cmsy6.pfb              (CMSY6)
    cmsy7.pfb              (CMSY7)
    cmsy8.pfb              (CMSY8)
    cmsy9.pfb              (CMSY9)
    cmti10.pfb             (CMTI10)
    cmti7.pfb              (CMTI7)
    cmti9.pfb              (CMTI9)
    cmtt10.pfb             (CMTT10)
    cmtt12.pfb             (CMTT12)
    cmtt8.pfb              (CMTT8)
    cmtt9.pfb              (CMTT9)
    dictsym.pfb            (Dictionary Symbols Georg Verweyen)
    dsrom10.pfb            (dsrom10)
    dsss10.pfb             (dsss10)
    esint10.pfb            (esint10)
    eufm10.pfb             (EUFM10)
    eurm10.pfb             (EURM10)
    eusm10.pfb             (EUSM10)
    eusm7.pfb              (EUSM7)
    feymr10.pfb            (TeX feymr10 Regular)
    icelandic.pfb          (icelandic)
    lcircle1.pfb           (LCIRCLE10)
    lcirclew.pfb           (LCIRCLEW10)
    line10.pfb             (LINE10)
    logo10.pfb             (LOGO10)
    logo9.pfb              (LOGO9)
    logosl10.pfb           (LOGOSL10)
    manfnt.pfb             (manfnt)
    marvosym.pfb           (Martin Vogel's Symbols)
    md-chr7v.pfb           (MathDesign CH Regular Extension 10)
    md-chr8c.pfb           (MathDesign CH Regular TS1 10)
    md-gmr7v.pfb           (MathDesign GM Regular Extension 10)
    md-gmr8c.pfb           (MathDesign GM Regular TS1 10)
    md-utr7v.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular Extension 10)
    md-utr7y.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular Symbol 10)
    md-utr8c.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular TS1 10)
    md-utrma.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular MathDesignSymbolA 10)
    md-utrmb.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular MathDesignSymbolB 10)
    msam10.pfb             (MSAM10)
    msam7.pfb              (MSAM7)
    msbm10.pfb             (MSBM10)
    msbm7.pfb              (MSBM7)
    msym10.pfb             (MSYM10)
    musix11.pfb            (TeXMUSIX11-Regular)
    musix13.pfb            (TeXMUSIX13-Regular)
    phaistos.pfb           (phaistos)
    pmhg.pfb               (Archaic Poor Mans Hieroglyphs)
    proto10.pfb            (Archaic ProtoSemitic)
    rsfs10.pfb             (rsfs10)
    rtcxr.pfb              (rtcxr)
    sfrm0600.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm0700.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm0900.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1000.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1095.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1200.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm2488.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfsi1000.pfb           (Computer Modern Sans Serif Slanted)
    stmary10.pfb           (stmary10)
    stmary8.pfb            (stmary8)
    stmary9.pfb            (stmary9)
    tipa10.pfb             (TeX tipa10 Regular)
    tipa8.pfb              (TeX tipa8 Regular)
    tipa9.pfb              (TeX tipa9 Regular)
    tipx10.pfb             (TeX tipx10 Regular)
    tipx9.pfb              (TeX tipx9 Regular)
    txexa.pfb              (txexa)
    txmia.pfb              (txmia)
    txsy.pfb               (txsy)
    txsyc.pfb              (txsyc)
    uhvb8a.pfb             (Nimbus Sans L Bold)
    usyr.pfb               (Standard Symbols L)
    utmr8a.pfb             (Nimbus Roman No9 L Regular)
    utmri8a.pfb            (Nimbus Roman No9 L Regular Italic)
    uzcmi8a.pfb            (URW Chancery L Medium Italic)
    uzdr.pfb               (Dingbats)
    vect10.pfb             (TeX vect10 Regular)
    vect9.pfb              (TeX vect9 Regular)
    vnr10.pfb              (VNR10)
    vnr9.pfb               (VNR9)
    wasy10.pfb             (wasy10)
    wasy9.pfb              (wasy9)
    yfrak.pfb              (Yannis Fraktur Regular)
    ygoth.pfb              (Yannis Gotisch Regular)
    yhcmex.pfb             (Yhcmex)
    yswab.pfb              (Yannis Schwabacher Regular)