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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/urw/classico

           URW Classico (Optima) 
                                                           Bob Tennent

This directory contains a zip archive providing a set of
Postscript Type-1 fonts, which URW has made available for non-commercial
use under the Aladdin Free Public License:

  font name                     files
  URWClassico-Reg               uopr8a.afm

  URWClassico-Ita               uopri8a.afm

  URWClassico-Bol               uopb8a.afm

  URWClassico-BolIta            uopbi8a.afm

The fonts are accompanied by the TeX font metrics, virtual fonts, font
definition and font mapping files to use them with the LaTeX typesetting
system on the PC or Un*x platforms. These were produced using version
1.929 of fontinst, following the instructions given in the Type1 Font
Installation Guide:


The layout of the distribution and the related installation instructions
suit recent, TDS-compliant TeX systems, including teTeX and MikTeX.

Installing the Files

Unzip the archive at the root of a texmf hierarchy, preferably          
a "local" tree, such as $HOME/texmf or /usr/local/share/texmf           
on a Un*x-like system or C:\localtexmf on a Windows system; the         
documentation of your LaTeX distribution should tell you where to       
install new files.                                                      

Updating the Filename Database

Most LaTeX systems improve the efficiency of file access by maintaining
a data base of file names. The documentation of your LaTeX distribution
should tell you what you have to do to update this data base after
adding new files. For example, on a teTeX-based system, execute


On a MikTeX system, execute

  initexmf -u

or click on Options and then the Refresh button for the file-name       

Configuring the Font Maps

LaTeX systems maintain map files which associate font files with        
font names. The file in the archive defines the appropriate     
associations for these fonts. The documentation of your LaTeX           
distribution should tell you what you have to do to add the             
associations in to the global map file or files. For example,   
on a teTeX-3 system, execute                                            

  updmap-sys --enable

or add 


to updmap.cfg and run updmap or updmap-sys.

On a MikTeX system: 

  + Run 

initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

and add the following at the end of the file:


  + Save the file and exit Notepad.
  + Refresh the file name database and run 

initexmf --mkmaps 

Using the URWClassico Fonts in LaTeX

Add the following to the preamble of your document to make these fonts
the default for sans serif:


To make sans serif (instead of the "Roman" family) the default for      
ordinary text, also add                                                 



The URW Classico fonts are 

  Copyright (c) 2000 by (URW)++ Design & Development 

They were downloaded from

Distribution and modification of the URW Classico fonts are subject to
the Aladdin Free Public License which is available here:

and has also been included in the archive as the file                       


This license allows modification and *non-commercial* distribution, but 
not distribution in a commercial product.                               

The TeX font metrics, virtual fonts and font definition files for URW
Classico 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. The latest version of this license is in and version 1.3 or later is part
of all distributions of LaTeX version 2003/12/01 or later.

  Copyright (c) 2006-9 Bob Tennent


Name Size Date Notes
4908 2009-03-07 10:02:07 ==> /fonts/urw/clas­sico/README.clas­sico
README.classico 4908 2009-03-07 10:02:07 439462 2006-12-26 02:29:00
urw-classico.pdf 18068 2006-12-25 02:48:00

clas­sico – URW Clas­sico type-1 fonts

The archive pro­vides four type-1 fonts with met­rics and LaTeX sup­port files. URW Clas­sico is a clone of the Op­tima type­face, a very well-known sans serif face de­signed by Her­mann Zapf.

The fonts were made avail­able for non-com­mer­cial dis­tri­bu­tion by Ar­tifex soft­ware. The sup­port files were gen­er­ated us­ing fontinst.

Li­censeNo Com­mer­cial Use
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
Topics fonts them­selves
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
met­rics, macro in­can­ta­tions and other font sup­port
Sans-serif font
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