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Pst-Vectorian Ornaments---Are They Free to Use Commercially without Attribution?

I am planning on using some of the the ornaments found in the psvectorian package in a book I am typesetting with LaTeX. I am under the impression that these vector images are free to use commercially....
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how to quickly install packages from CTAN locally in standard ubuntu installation

Ubuntu (22.04) with texlive-full installation uses tkz-euclide 4.03 Even after manually installing additonal packages I get plenty of errors. Which packages should I install and what to install where ...
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Is there a LaTeX package that will provide a brief summary description of all the packages that are included within a LaTeX project?

I was wondering if there exists a LaTeX package that will scan all of the packages that exist within a LaTeX project, then download from CTAN a brief summary description of each of the packages that ...
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Latex font catalog heuristic font error

I was using my latex file normally, but I formatted my PC and when I installed miktex and testudio again, this error message appeared. !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (zut_5b7xz5.enc file): cannot open ...
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Snapshot/backup of CTAN Miktex packages as of 2020

Ten years ago, some distributors (such as MikTex) provided a download link for an ISO DVD containing a snapshot of all CTAN MikTex packages. For some reasons, I would like a snapshot of (possibly all) ...
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Installing fontawesome5 on TeX Live: Alternative to texlive-fonts-extra

In a related question regarding fontawesome the suggestion to be able to use \usepackage{fontawesome5} with TeX Live is to run sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra. Yet, this wants to download ...
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How to Use (Install) the igo (CTAN) Package

Up to a few days ago, all of my knowledge about importing packages was based on using \usepackage{} with the packages installed by whatever distribution you'd end up using. Now, I'm kind of confused ...
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Download old versions of RevTeX

I am trying to compile a very old document (c. 1995) which used \documentstyle[aps,eqsecnum,prc]{revtex} -- is there anywhere I can download such a style file?
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CTAN - All tags allowed

I have received the following clear message, but would like some advice on the process of uploading a package to CTAN. ... Response from CTAN: [["WARNING","License not found","...
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l3build, CTAN and PDF versions of demo files

Is it a good idea to distribute the PDF version of the demo files? If so, how can I do this? -- build.lua module = "bdoc" sourcefiles = {"code/*.sty", "code/*.pdf"}...
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texdoc vs CTAN MANIFEST.md

I would like to know if with the following CTAN manifest build by l3build, the command texdoc bdoc will open the bdoc-FR.pdf file? # Manifest for bdoc This file is a listing of all files considered ...
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TeX Live / CTAN - List of all STY and CLS files

Is there a database or tool that gives all the STY and CLS files that are part of TeX Live or CTAN? I can do some basic web scrapping to retrieve this information, but I would like to avoid having to ...
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Package - Settings files in a subfolder

I would like to work with a tree structure like the following one, where some settings files are stored in a subfolder. mypack ├── locale │   ├── english.sty │   └── french.sty └── mypack.sty Is it a ...
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How can I find a TeX Live repository for a certain version of TeX Live? [duplicate]

I have TeXLive 2022 installed on my system - it's my Linux distribution's default. If I run tlmgr --gui, and try to load the default repository (URL: https://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texline/tlnet) - I ...
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Use l3build to build and package a font package

I would like to use l3build to build and package a support package for a TrueType/OpenType font. File Layout truetype/MyFont.ttf build.lua my-font-package.dtx my-font-package.ins File Contents build....
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Installing specialist "metsymb" font via Tex Live Utility leads to LookupError

The metsymb package was just uploaded to CTAN. This is the final stage in a long process to include (custom) vectorial symbols in Python plots via LaTeX - and for which I already got a lot of help ...
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Are there any notable repositories other than CTAN?

In Linux when I want to install packages that are not provided by my distribution's repository, I can manually add entries to sources.list and download them. Are there any such alternative ...
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remove package from CTAN

I have a package on CTAN that was created as a demo and is not usefull anymore since other packages have a much better functionality. I do not want to support this package and therefore want to remove ...
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Is it possible to store CTAN packages locally next to the *.tex file?

For archiving purposes, it would be good to not depend fully on the online distributions of different usepackages. I wonder if it's possible to store them locally and possibly also load compile ...
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After uploading to ctan, how to access the newly uploaded package as quickly as possible

Scene: After I upload a package, I will receive an email with the following prompt: Thanks for the upload. I've installed the new version and updated the catalog repository. The changes should become ...
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Will TeXLive Utility update a package if I manually updated it?

The mismath package v2.1 caused a conflict with \DeclarePairedDelimiter. The problem is resolved with mismath v2.2. (See: mismath.sty bug?) The new version of mismath has been posted to CTAN but ...
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What is the picmac package useful for?

I recently found this package on CTAN by Don: https://ctan.org/pkg/picmac But there does not seem to be any documentation online about it, could someone provide some minimal examples of it? Apparently ...
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How to easily view source code of a package/command?

Is there a command that directly leads me to the source of a package or command? For example something like $ texinfo viewsource amsmath that shows me the code of amsmath or $ texinfo viewsource ...
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Why Does CTAN not Distribute European Modern?

In a comment to my answer here, @Οurous pointed me to an important find I had missed. The European Modern fonts by Y&Y were originally a commercial add-on for Y&Y TeX, and are missing from ...
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Where to find a "CTAN Package Documentation" like template [duplicate]

I need to write a formal document, with numbered lines (package lineno) and with some particular "float" out of paragraph margins. I found that the CTAN package documentation style is ...
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searching for old chemfig versions

I would like to have older chemfig version packages. Unfortunately ctan has only the last version. I would especially need versions 1.3, 1.31, 1.32, 1.33, 1.34, 1.4, 1.41. If someone has any of these ...
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Metric (TFM) file not found when using the initials package in LaTeX

I have installed the initials package from CTAN, using these steps on Ubuntu. I want to use the Acron font, but when I run the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine, Acorn} \...
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Why do CTAN announcements no longer show at comp.text.tex?

For years or decades even, CTAN announcements of any package update/changes is send to comp.text.tex all the time. On Feb 17, 2022 they suddenly stopped. If you go to https://groups.google.com/g/comp....
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Regarding the DEPENDS.txt in CTAN upload

Recently I got a suggestion from one GitHub issue that I should add a DEPENDS.txt to my packages, and I am planing to do so. However, there is one thing that confuses me. Suppose that there are two ...
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Robin Fairbairns died on 25 February [closed]

Here is some sad news, communicated to the members of UK TUG by Joseph Wright. I am sad to say that Robin Fairbairns, former UK-TUG Chair and long-standing CTAN node maintainer, died late last month. ...
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No memoir.sty file?

I am trying to load the Memoir package into my LaTeX document. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{memoir} \begin{document} \HUGE This command is from the memoir package. \end{document} How ...
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What's the difference between these 3 ISO files? Are they the same file?

texlive.iso, texlive2021-20210325.iso, and texlive2021.iso. They seem to be of the same file size. Are they the same file?
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How do I identify what to put inside the \usepackage{...} from the CTAN documentation?

I often am confused about how to find the package name for use within the \usepackage{...} when looking at documentation. Where is this located? Thanks
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Is there a reason for style files to be lowercase only?

Looking on CTAN, most packages style files are lowercase only. However not all, there are some examples of uppercase file names: AnonymousPro.sty in https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/anonymouspro/...
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Installing CTAN Packages on Fedora [duplicate]

I recently installed TexLive on Fedora 35 using the package manager. In many cases if there is a specific package or class or style file I want installed I can do so through dnf. However, there are a ...
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Problems with the CTAN website - while the "Default Skin" is in use, other skins can't be selected to be applied

Usually I use the Chromium web browser. The last time I visited https://ctan.org, everything was displayed in the Halloween theme. Since this irritated me (among other things due to my visual ...
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Length of Computer Modern TFM files

With the exception of cmfi10.tfm and cmmi5.tfm, all the TFM files in the Computer Modern distribution have an extra 0x00 byte at the end, which makes them one byte longer than claimed by their first ...
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I need forest.sty package

My Tex code works super good in overleaf and TexMaker, but once it is uploaded to a journal platform (submission procedure), it requires all the packages used. I didn't find the forest.sty package. I ...
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texlive.asc BAD gpg signature since 2 days

I'm building a docker latex container, and since 2 days, I cannot build anymore. As it appears, the verification of the files install-tl-unx.tar.gz.sha512.asc (taken from this mirror here) fails with ...
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Institutional style for simple documents in CTAN - folder structure

I developed a very basic style for simple documents for University (https://github.com/baracunatana/docsimplepuj). I'll like to contribute it to CTAN so other people can use it, but this is my first ...
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How long does it usually take until package updates on CTAN can be downloaded via MiKTex console?

I am using a package that has received an update on CTAN yesterday (3rd of June 2021). I wanted to download the most recent version of this package via MiKTeX console, but according to MiKTeX console, ...
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What steps does a code package follow until it can be installed by tlmgr?

I am waiting for a package update to become available on TeX Live. Think In this process, I noticed I had no idea how many steps are required for a package update to be visible by tlmgr update. So ...
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Reliable installation from CTAN mirrors inside Docker image

I am trying to create a Docker image with texlive which is not >4G heavy like docker.io/texlive/texlive. Installing e.g. from Debian sources won't build, because once you want to add certain ...
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LaTeX Package Manager/Installer similar to npm (js node modules) which install PKGs per project and fix versions

I have been too often in package dependency hell in LaTeX: I have several LaTeX projects on my system and all use the same installation of TeX Live. Changes to the system/user wide installation can ...
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How can I browse CTAN packages by date?

I would like to browse CTAN to find font packages added recently. Can I do thin on CTAN or using any kind of software?
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pst-map3d not found and not availble in apt repositories

I encounter the following error while testing pst-map3d: ! LaTeX Error: File 'pst-map3d.sty' not found. And apt cannot find it: $ sudo apt-cache search pst-map3d $ I'm on ubuntu 18.04. My final goal ...
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Listing failed - TeX Live Utility

From a couple of days when I try to update the packages with the TeX Live Utility I get the message: Listing Failed. The Repository's URL is http://ctan.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/...
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How to find \mathstrut belongs to which package in ctan.org?

I like to read about \mathstrut in ctan.org. I went there in ctan.org and hit browser then packages but I could not find anything about \mathstrut. Would you help me where to find \mathstrut in ctan....
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How to tell one package where another package is located?

I am using Texmaker on Linux (gentoo) and am not sure how to use CTAN packages. I downloaded the packages that I think I need as I see errors come up or from the documentation. Then did the following ....
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Manage packages in TEXMFHOME with tlmgr [duplicate]

I am using TeX Live on a Linux system. My current OS version is a bit old and the Tex Live packages shipped are not the most recent. I need to use a custom texmf in TEXMFHOME for some CTAN packages. ...
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