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CTAN Update: Gyre fonts

Date: March 10, 2008 9:51:40 PM CET
On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 at 16:05 +0100, Staszek Wawrykiewicz submitted an update to the tex-gyre fonts. Location on CTAN: fonts/tex-gyre > ----- > Package: The TeX Gyre Collection of Fonts > Authors: Bogus\l{}aw Jackowski and Janusz M. Nowacki > Version: 1.104 > Date: February 2008 > Downloads: http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre > License: GUST Font License > Location on CTAN: fonts/tex-gyre > > The whole package consists of the following font families: > TeX Gyre Adventor, TeX Gyre Bonum, TeX Gyre Chorus, TeX Gyre Cursor, > TeX Gyre Heros, TeX Gyre Pagella, TeX Gyre Schola, TeX Gyre Termes > > --------- > Description > > All of the Ghostscript text font families have become "gyrefied" > as the result of the project. "Gyrefication", also called "LM-ization", > was first applied to the Computer Modern Fonts and their various > generalizations with the result known as the Latin Modern (LM) Fonts. > > > The TeX Gyre Adventor family of sansserif fonts is based on the > URW Gothic L family distributed with Ghostscript. The original font, > ITC Avant Garde Gothic was designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase > in 1970. The constituent 4 standard faces contain nearly 1250 glyphs > each and are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. > > The TeX Gyre Bonum family of serif fonts is based on the URW Bookman L > family distributed with Ghostscript. The original font was designed > by Alexander Phemister in 1860 and named Bookman (or Bookman Old Style). > The constituent 4 standard faces contain nearly 1250 glyphs each and > are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. Please note > that with the release of this family the QuasiBookman fonts became > obsolete. > > The TeX Gyre Chorus is a font based on the > URW Chancery L Medium Italic font distributed with Ghostscript. > The original, ITC Zapf Chancery, was designed in 1979 by > Hermann Zapf who was inspired by handwritten letterforms of the > Italian Renaissance (currently, other variants of this typeface > are available). Compared to URW Chancery L Medium Italic, > TeX Gyre Chorus is heavily extended and contains more than 900 glyphs. > Unlike for other fonts from the TeX Gyre collection, Greek letters are > missing and so are small caps (using capital forms of chancery > characters for typesetting whole words should be forbidden by law). > The font is available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. > Please note that with the release of TeX Gyre Chorus the QuasiChancery > font became obsolete. > > The TeX Gyre Cursor family of monospaced serif fonts is based on the > URW Nimbus Mono L family distributed with Ghostscript. The original > font, Courier, was designed by Howard G. (Bud) Kettler in 1955 for > the IBM Corporation. The constituent 4 standard faces contain nearly > 1250 glyphs each and are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type > formats. Please note that with the release of this family > the QuasiCourier fonts became obsolete. > > The TeX Gyre Heros family of sansserif fonts is based on the > URW Nimbus Sans L family distributed with Ghostscript. The original > font, Helvetica, was designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger in cooperation > with Eduard Hoffman at the Haas type foundry. The constituent > 8 faces (4 standard and 4 condensed) contain nearly 1250 glyphs each > and are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. > Please note that with the release of this family the QuasiSwiss fonts > became obsolete. > > The TeX Gyre Pagella family of serif fonts is based on the URW Palladio L > family distributed with Ghostscript. The original font, Palatino, > was designed by Hermann Zapf in the 1940's for the Stempel type foundry. > The constituent 4 standard faces contain nearly 1250 glyphs each and > are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. Please note that > with the release of this family the QuasiPalatino fonts became obsolete. > > The TeX Gyre Schola family of serif fonts is based on the > URW Century Schoolbook L family distributed with Ghostscript. > The original was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1919, for > the American Type Founders. The constituent 4 standard faces > contain nearly 1250 glyphs each and are available in PostScript, > TeX and Open Type formats. > > The TeX Gyre Termes family of serif fonts is based on the > Nimbus Roman No9 L family distributed with Ghostscript. The original > font, Times, was designed by Stanley Morison together with > Starling Burgess and Victor Lardent for the London newspaper > "The Times". It was first issued by the Monotype Corporation in 1932. > The constituent 4 standard faces contain nearly 1250 glyphs each > and are available in PostScript, TeX and Open Type formats. Please > note that Termes obsoletes the QuasiTimes fonts. > > ---- > Recent changes > * math glyphs shifted horizontally (widths left intact) > * kerns between half rings and `A' (also `a.sc') added > * in the OTF files, the features `salt', `ss01', `ss02', > `ss03', `ss04' added > * compatibility with the recent Latin Modern release (1.106) implemented, > see -- http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/latin-modern/ > main changes: the repertoire of glyphs extended by Arabic transliteration > glyphs, OTF structure modified (`size' feature implemented, the ligatures > `i_j' and `I_J' available only for Dutch, the ligature `f_k' -- for Polish, > the `locl' feature reimplemented -- an artificial glyph `i.TRK' is no > longer needed) > * glyphs uni03C6 and uni03D5 used to be interchanged in all TeX Gyre fonts; > the unicode specification is not explicit too much: > 03C6;GREEK SMALL LETTER PHI > 03D5;GREEK PHI SYMBOL > * `copyright.alt' added > * an underlining stroke added in `ordmasculine' and `orfeminine'; > `colonmonetary' and `guarani' touched > > ------- Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

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