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This is the README for biolinum-type1, version 5.3.0 (2012-10-30).

This package provides LaTeX and pdfLaTeX support for the Linux Biolinum
family of sans serif fonts. It is intended (with libertine-type1) to
replace the libertine-legacy package which the original developer
abandoned and which has several issues that now cannot be addressed.
XeLaTex and LuaLaTeX users should refer to the libertineotf package.

To install on a TDS-compliant TeX system unzip the file
/install/fonts/biolinum-type1.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 file biolinum-type1.map.

To use, add 


to the preamble of your document. Options include:

oldstyle,osf    old-style figures
lining,nf       lining figures

proportional    varying-width figures
tabular         fixed-width figures

Defaults are oldstyle and proportional.

Available shapes include:

it              italic (or, when necessary, slanted) 
sc              small caps
scit            italic (or slanted) small caps 

A designed bold italic variant is not currently available so we have
provided a slanted version of the bold variant, which is treated as if
it were italic. Other slanted variants are not supported; the designed
italic variants will be automatically substituted. 

The original opentype fonts used were created by Philipp H. Poll
(gillian at linuxlibertine.org) and are licensed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License (Version 2, with font exception) and
under the terms of the Open Font License. For details look into the doc
directory of the distribution or at


The slanted version of the bold variant and the type1 fonts were created
by Bob Tennent using fontforge. The support files were created by Bob
Tennent using autoinst. The support files are licensed under the terms
of the LaTeX Project Public License. The maintainer of this package is
Bob Tennent (rdt at cs.queensu.ca)


Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (4.1M).

biolinum-type1 – (pdf) support for the Biolinum family of fonts

The package (and the companion libertine-type1 package of serif fonts) replaced the libertine-legacy bundle. However, the packages do not provide the range of font shapes available with libertine-legacy.

The package is now superseded by the author’s libertine font package. autoinst script.

LicensesThe Project Public License
MaintainerBob Tennent
TopicsFont Type1
Sans Font
See alsolibertineotf
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