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CTAN submission – URW PostScript Base35 fonts

Date: April 12, 2003 8:13:47 PM CEST
On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Walter Schmidt wrote: > I have uploaded the file base35.tgz to the /incoming > directory at dante.ctan.org. Its contents should go into > a new directory: > > fonts/urw/base35 > > The upload occurs in accordance with the suggestions by > Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl>. > > These are URW's PostScript Base fonts, which are provided > under the GPL and usually distributed in conjunction with > Ghostscript. As far as TeX is concerned, pdfTeX and other > applications need them as drop-in replacements for Adobe's > non-free original Base fonts. For several reasons they > should, from now on, be kept on CTAN also as a collection of > their own: > > * There exists already at least one collection of these > fonts with incompatible extensions (or bugs?) but unchanged > file names, so we need a "reference" distribution, which is > known to work with TeX applications as usual. > > * In the present collection a long-standing bug of URW's > Helvetica fonts - the wrong germandls - has been corrected. > Many thanks to Primoz Peterlin, who did the work! (All > other font files are exactly the same as in GNU Ghostscript > 7.x and 8.00.) Note that the bug fix has not yet found its > way into the Ghostscript distribution, but this should > happen soon: Primoz Peterlin has contacted the GS > maintainers. > > * In the present collection all files are already named > according to the Karl-Berry scheme. > > See the file README.base35 for more information. Thanks for the upload. We took the liberty to put the different types of files (pfb,pfm,afm) into separate subdirectories in fonts/urw/base35 For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

urw – URW free font support

Fonts, font metrics, and macro support in , for available URW fonts. Fonts provided are:
URW Antiqua;
URW Arial;
URW "base 35" collection;
URW Classico;
URW Garamond;
URW Grotesq; and
URW Letter Gothic.

MaintainerURW GmbH



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