texlive-dancers - Font for Conan Doyle's "The Dancing Men"

Distribution: Fedora 23
Repository: Fedora i386
Package name: texlive-dancers
Package version: svn13293.0
Package release: 14.fc23
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 30.15 KB
Download size: 29.46 KB
Official Mirror: dl.fedoraproject.org
The (Sherlock Holmes) book contains a code which uses dancing men as glyphs. The alphabet as given is not complete, lacking f, j, k, q, u, w, x and z, so those letters in the font are not due to Conan Doyle. The code required word endings to be marked by the dancing man representing the last letter to be holding a flag: these are coded as A-Z. thaTiStOsaYsentenceSiNthEcodElooKlikEthiS. In some cases, the man has no arms, making it impossible for him to hold a flag. In these cases, he is wearing a flag on his hat in the 'character'. The font is distributed as MetaFont source. date: 2008-11-24 17:20:15 +0100


  • tex(dancers.tfm) = 2014
  • tex-dancers = 2014
  • texlive-dancers = svn13293.0-14.fc23

    Install Howto

    Install the texlive-dancers rpm package:

    # dnf install texlive-dancers


    • /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/dancers/dancers.mf
    • /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/dancers/dancers.tfm