I came across a new web site today that looks like it may help to resolve some of the difficulties in creating AblBeebl for TeX.
Group theory is the mathematics of symmetry and Mark Ronan’s book “Symmetry and the Monster” has greatly helped me to learn and understand the fundamentals of group theory and especially simple finite groups.
I came across this great web site today after working through some notes I had found on-line by Blake Stacey about Group Theory. FGB stands for Finite Group Behaviour and is a Windows 98 program. I have downloaded the program and associated documentation to try it. It looks very promising indeed as a learning aid. After checking it out I will register, as requested by sending my contact details to Dr. Keppelmann.
The procedure followed for creating the Ablbeebl font for use in LaTeX (Ubunto distribution of Linux, TeX Live) is given below.
- Create .pfb files for each character set of AblBeebl using FontForge. Place these in a working folder (e.g. AblBeebl_r006) in the Home directory. There are two font faces AblBeebl Serif and AblBeel Sans. For each font face there are four character sets: Regular (the default face), Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. Adobe Standard Encoding is used. Only the upper and lower case letters are contained in each character set. The file names are ABLSR, ABLSRBD, ABLSRBI, ABLSRI, ABLSS, ABLSSBD, ABLSSBI, ABLSSI.