I have some 237
.eps files that represent the printer's ornaments from the small press
The Underground Grammarian. I would like to build and provide (to
CTAN) a package similar to the
pgfornament package. I'd like to create a command something like
\UGOrnament which would take either a number or a name as indicated with the accompanying documentation. Other options would basically mirror
\pgfornament. There are an additional 125
.tif files which should be provided as well but I thought I'd start with the
.eps files first.
So 'What is the problem?' you say. Well as may be apparent, my ambitions are inversely proportional to my TeX-Fu. In a nutshell, I've no clue as to how I'd go about this. Knowing this, I ask the above. I don't want someone to do the work (although I'd not turn it down :) ) but I would appreciate links, suggestions and pointers to guide me. I've a copy of Herbert Voss' PSTricks and will most likely begin there but I'd like to gather as much information as I can.
I've given some thought to the API hence the reference to
pgfornament, I've even thought about converting the files to a font or fonts since I have both open source and proprietary software for font creation. I think I'd rather go the
sty approach instead. Thanks for reading...