New on CTAN: libertine-legacy
Date: December 20, 2011 1:39:43 PM CET
The daemon told me yesterday:
> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: libertine-legacy
> Author's name: Bob Tennent
> Package version: 5.1.2 (2011-12-19)
> Location on CTAN: fonts/libertine-legacy/
> Summary description: Linux Libertine fonts for TeX and pdfTeX users.
> License type: gpl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> From December 11, 2011, the libertine package supports only xetex and
> luatex users (opentype-format fonts). This package provides the last
> version that still supported tex and pdftex users (type 1
> fonts). Except for a small number of directory and file re-namings to
> avoid conflicting with more recent distributions, the files in this
> package are identical to those of the libertine package version 5.1.2
> distributed at CTAN before December 2011.
> It is believed that this package can be installed and used as before,
> without conflicting with newer libertine packages, except that the
> latter have a "dummy" libertine.sty that should be deleted or
> avoided. Xetex and luatex users should use libertineotf.sty in the
> more recent libertine packages.
thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at
The catalogue entry will first appear (some time) overnight tonight.
For the CTAN team
libertine-legacy – Linux Libertine fonts for (La)TeX and pdf(La)TeX users
The package provides support for (traditional-)TeX-based users of the
libertine bundle, who were left
isolated when that bundle switched to OTF-only form on 2012-12-11
(thus only, now, supporting XeTeX and LuaTeX users).
To prevent confusion with
there are no OTF fonts in the present package.
Note that the package is now deemed obsolete; the unified
libertine package serves its