Are there any ftp that have good TeX macro packages
(specifically ones for writing academic papers) and/or TeX
fonts (specifically phonetic fonts and a Cyrillic font).
Thanks in advance.
: Are there any ftp that have good TeX macro packages
You would have been far better off posting this in the newsgroup
comp.text.tex...but I'll give a quick answer here.
You should have a look at the site ftp.shsu.edu, which holds a
huge amount of TeX stuff. To find out whats available, try reading the
FAQ's for comp.text.tex available from rtfm.mit.edu (just like every
I've added auc-tex.tpz to the /pub/linux/SLS/t2 disk at
tsx-11.mit.edu. You may want to change some of the
defaults in /usr/emacs/lisp/tex-site.el; remember to
byte-compile tex-site.el if you do (or delete the
tex-site.elc that's included).
the archive also contains a /usr/emacs/lisp/info.elc
different from the standard one..mine is Dave Gillespie's
improved Info reader to which i've made a one-line mod
so that it can unpack gzipped files as well as .Z files
(ie one can gzip all the files in /usr/emacs/info, except
Auc-TeX is a LaTeX/TeX package for Emacs. Source and
documentation can be found in
/pub/linux/packages/TeX/auc-tex.tar.Z at tsx-11.mit.edu,
as well as at many other sites.