This is the README for the cabin package, version 2012-11-27.
This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX support for
the Cabin and Cabin Condensed families of sans serif fonts, designed by
Cabin is a humanist sans with four weights and true italics and small
capitals. According to the designer, Cabin was inspired by Edward
Johnston's and Eric Gill's typefaces, with a touch of modernism. Cabin
incorporates modern proportions, optical adjustments, and some elements
of the geometric sans. A compatible condensed family CabinCondensed is
To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system unzip the file
/install/fonts/cabin.tds.zip at the root of an appropriate texmf tree,
likely a personal or local tree. If necessary, update the file-name
database (e.g., texhash). Update the font-map files by enabling the Map
To use, add
to the preamble of your document. This makes Cabin the default sans
family. To also set Cabin as the main text font, use
This re-defines \familydefault, not \rmdefault. LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX
users who might prefer type1 fonts or who wish to avoid fontspec may use
the type1 option.
Other options include:
bold \bfdefault is bold
semibold \bfdefault is semibold
regular \mddefault is regular
medium \mddefault is medium
Defaults are regular and bold (uncondensed).
Available shapes in all series include:
sc small caps
scit italic small caps
Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to adjust
fontsizes to match a serifed font.
Slanted variants are not supported; the designed italic variants will
be automatically substituted. However, there are currently no italic
versions of the condensed variants and so artificially slanted versions
have been generated and treated as if they were italic. The only figure
style supported is tabular-lining. Font encodings supported are OT1, T1,
LY1 and TS1.
Macros \cabin and \cabincondensed select the Cabin and CabinCondensed
font family, respectively.
The original fonts are available at http://www.google.com/webfonts and
are licensed under the SIL Open Font License, (version 1.1); the text
may be found in the doc directory. The opentype and type1 versions were
created using fontforge. The support files were created using autoinst
and are licensed under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License.
The maintainer of this package is Bob Tennent (rdt at cs.queensu.ca)