The procedure followed for creating the Ablbeebl font for use in LaTeX (Ubunto distribution of Linux, TeX Live) is given below.
- Create .pfb and .afm files for each character set of Ablbeebl using FontForge. Place these in a working folder fab_fonts on the Desktop.
I have been putting a lot of work and time into setting up the Latex side of the Ablbeebl project on Linux. All along, of course, I have been using FontForge to develop the actual characters of the font.
I have set up TeX Live under Ubuntu Linux. The basic installation of TeX and LaTeX is working well. I am using Texmaker as the GUI application for LaTeX.
I found a good introduction to using the console (or terminal) in Ubuntu Linux at the following link:
I have installed TeX Live using the Synaptic Package Manager. Information about TeX Live is available at:
This book is available on-line from the Cornell University Library Digital Collections:
This book has been an enthralling and fascinating read for me. Mark Ronan outlines the mathematics of symmetry and details its historical development from Evariste Galois’s letter of May 1832 to about 2005.
Over the past few years I have read so many books and articles about symmetry and spacetime that it is impossible to keep track of all the threads of thought that have passed through my mind. In writing the ECOS 2007 paper about spacetime, shape, symmetry and thermodynamics I wanted to include a reference to a particular idea I had read about, but was unable to find it when I went looking for it. The general notion was that if we look out into the sky, i.e. look out into spacetime, we can see the image of the structure of spacetime at the smallest scales. I found that thought very appealing and sensible.
My main hobby project right now is Symmetry and its implications for Physics, Mathematics and Engineering. As of today the paper that I presented at the ECOS 2007 conference, entitled ‘What Have Spacetime, Shape and Symmetry to Do with Thermodynamics?’ is also published at arxiv.org. I’m delighted about that. It is available at http://www.arxiv.org/abs/0710.1242.