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Richard J Kinch, PhD

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  • Optical engineering design and fabrication for scientific and medical research.
  • Electrical and computer engineering.
  • Mechanical engineering and metrology for scientific instrumentation.
  • TrueTeX, a professional implementation of the TeX typesetting system for Windows.

  • TrueTeX 4.1 version update details.

  • TurboTeX, the classic, best-selling implementation of TeX for UNIX, DOS, and Windows.

  • Expert Linux consulting.

  • Bezier distance plot Bezier curve expertise for computer graphics, including software and consulting on planar constructive geometry. Essays on topics of Bezier curve intersection and motif classification.

  • The ttf_edit TrueType font table editor available for free during a limited time to persons willing to serve as beta testers. NOTE: The ttf_edit tool provides you a programming language to edit, import, and export encodings, names, and metrics in TrueType fonts. It is a language-based (not graphical) tool, and is not concerned with the glyph shapes themselves. Look over the TTF_EDIT Users Guide first to see if this software something you can understand and use, then send a message to simply stating (1) that you would like a copy, and (2) a one-sentence summary of your application. You will receive an e-mail reply containing a uuencoded ZIP file with versions for Windows and Linux.

Free Downloads (Sales and Support)

  • Release notes for the current release of TrueTeX ([PDF file 320 KB]), including updating instructions and a bug list.

Free Downloads (for TeX Experts)

  • The TrueTeX Times Option: Using Times Fonts with TrueTeX: [timesopt.pdf, 315 KB PDF file], Describes how TrueTeX uses Windows Times New Roman and Belleek math TrueType fonts to typeset text and mathematics, with output to either PDF files or direct DVI previewing/printing. Thus, TeX documents may be converted to PDF files in a Times style (using the standard LaTeX mathtime.sty package), instead of less-portable DVI files using Computer Modern fonts. This document illustrates a wide variety of sample equations in TeX, showing their pleasing appearance in the Times Math style, and is itself a sample TeX-to-PDF document created by TrueTeX.

  • UM Fonts: [, 349 KB ZIP file], 9 TrueType fonts in Windows ANSI encoding providing TeX typefaces for non-TeX applications. The file names are umb10.ttf, umbx10.ttf, umbxsl10.ttf, umbxti10.ttf, umitt10.ttf, umr10.ttf, umsltt10.ttf, umti10.ttf, and umtt10.ttf. Updated September, 2005 to permit installable embedding.

  • Belleek: A Call for METAFONT Revival [PDF file], a paper presented at the 1998 TeX Users Group Annual Conference, Torun, Poland. Accompanying software: the Belleek fonts [ZIP archive], public-domain Type 1 and TrueType fonts which are drop-in replacements for the proprietary fonts used by the LaTeX mathtime package. (A previous title for this paper was, Developing New Math Fonts for the Public Domain.)

  • Extending TeX to Unicode [PDF file] [ZIP'ped DVI file], a paper presented at the 1996 TeX Users Group Annual Conference, Dubna, Russia.

  • MetaFog: Converting METAFONT Shapes to Outlines [PDF file, 310 KB] [ZIP'ped TeX DVI files, 190 KB] [ZIP'ped PostScript file, 202 KB], a popular and award-winning paper presented at the 1995 TeX Users Group Annual Conference, St Petersburg, Florida, USA. Accompanying software: cmr10.pfb [ZIP archive], an unhinted Type 1 font converted from Knuth's METAFONT sources by MetaFog.

  • An example of Donald Knuth's reward check in payment for an error discovered in TeX and METAFONT.

  • Font encoding files developer's kit [ZIP archive], a collection of files listing glyph names and code values for various common encodings employed by Windows, Unicode, TeX, Macintosh, etc. Also includes documentation and software for set-theoretic manipulation via the program joincode.

  • Description of TeX year 2000 (Y2K) issues.

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