a LaTeX package to use beautiful initials in a document typeset with frunge fonts.
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A LaTeX document class to insert initials at the beginning of every paragraph to simulate the old master’s typesetting.


This package should help you (and in the first place, me) to typeset beatiful books in the style of the old incunabula. The main features are: Multicolored initials at every paragraph and thin lines under each line (as in old handwritings and incunabula).

frunge-lettrine is a wrapper for the great package lettrine by Daniel Flipo. The main purpose is the /automatic/ insertion of an /multicolored/ initial at every paragraph. Last (but not least!) it inserts thin lines.


Compile the document saying

xelatex frunge-lettrine.dtx

and read the created pdf as documentation. (Or read the dtx itself, if you’re used to the code.)


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. All (including the latest version) of this license can be accessed online on the homepage of the LaTeX-project, but you can also find a local copy of version 1.3 in the LICENCE file.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status “maintained” and the Current Maintainer of this work is Arno Trautmann.

This work consists of the file frunge-lettrine.dtx and derived files frunge-lettrine.sty and frunge-lettrine.pdf.