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This package, derived from David Perry's Cardo, provides a Bembo-like font family in otf and pfb formats plus LaTeX font support files. As Cardo is licensed under the SIL OFL, so are the font files in this package. All other support files are subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See 
for the details of that license. Note that Bembo is a name trademarked by Monotype, and Cardo is a reserved name under the OFL, hence the strange name for this package, drawn from the Berry id for the Bembo font family.

Current version: 1.16 2020-07-01

Changes in version 1.15
Added a swashQ glyph to each face, along with latex macros to enable its use. See documentation.

Changes in version 1.15
1. Correct unicode point for glyph numero in fbb-Regular. This will affect only XeTeX and LuaTeX users.
2. Added \textde as \textin raised to text baseline.
3. Added \textfrac macro for better display of simple fractions.

Changes in version 1.14
Corrected a macro name in OT1fbb-LF.fd

Changes in version 1.13
Corrected the generating scripts so that the f-ligatures now work as expected under the option altP.

Changes in version 1.12
Modified the sty file so that fbb text figure styles are selected always in the \AtEndPreamble hook. (Formerly, using babel would prevent this.)

Changes in version 1.112
Modified some metadata in the otf files, correcting some misbehaviors in some programs and platforms.

Changes in version 1.111
Added two entries to smcp table so that dotlessi and dotlessj map to correct small cap glyph.

Changes in version 1.11
Modified a couple of sidebearings and corrected direction of P.alt.

Changes in version 1.10 (Thanks, Bob Curran Jr)
1. Reworked f and all principal f-ligatures to better resemble traditional Bembo.
2. Corrected a number of kerning issues involving f.
3. Provided alternative version of P in Regular and Bold, more similar to traditional Bembo, and new option altP to activate them under LaTeX.
4. Added LaTeX support for inferior figures.

Changes in version 1.091
Modified TTF name in BoldItalic otf from BoldItalic to Bold Italic so that Windows installs it correctly.

Changes in version 1.09 (Thanks, Yannick Della.)
1. Modified some kerning entries for f and some tall glyphs.
2. Corrected lower quotedbl in Regular. 

Changes in version 1.08a
Modified the OS/2 tables in the otf versions so they work better in non-TeX settings.

Changes in version 1.08
1. Corrected a missing \fi in penultimate line of fbb.sty. (Thanks, Adrien Vion.)
2. Added small cap glyphs so that each style now has a complete T1-encoded lower case.

Changes in version 1.07
Brought fbb.sty more into conformity with newtxtext.sty with respect to handling babel, osf, \useosf, and figure macros such as \osfstyle.

Changes in version 1.06
1. Changes to accented small caps in fbb-Bold, plus addition of more symbols for use with small caps.
2. Added option scosf, useful only if you have set the default text figure style to lining (the default) rather than oldstyle, but wish to use oldstyle figures with small caps.
3. Added option p as a synonym for proportional.

Changes in version 1.05
1. Modified the sty file to require etoolbox, and so that the option osf and the macros \useosf and \usetosf do not take effect until AtEndPreamble, so that they do not affect the figures used in math mode, which are always tabular lining figures.
2. Added fbb.fontspec for users of fontspec, so that if you write
then it will load with defaults from fbb.fontspec.

Changes in version 1.04
Modified kerning tables in all styles, mainly to fix bad interations with f and some symbols.

Changes in version 1.03
Corrected the code in fbb.sty so that there is no longer unwanted space following a footnote marker.

Changes in version 1.02
Main change is to provide good versions of the pfb files, which were flawed in the previous version, causing segmentation faults in GhostScript and failing to work correctly in Adobe Reader. The new versions are generated from the otf versions using FontForge instead of cfftot1.

Changes in version 1.01
Revisions of some BoldItalic glyphs and substantial reworking of Italic Small Cap kerning tables.

Changes in version 1.00
Additions to sty file, bringing its capabilities in line with those of garamondx.

Changes in version 0.93:
Many additions and changes to glyphs, especially in bold and bold-italic, and those needed by textcomp.

Changes in version 0.92:
Corrected a number of glyph issues and corrected some faulty lookup tables that in some cases redirected 6 to 5.

Changes in version 0.91:
Reworked some problematic glyphs and corrected a number of issues in kerning tables.

There are without doubt many errors remaining in the font files, especially the kerning tables, and I would appreciate error reports. The BoldItalic style is the most likely to contain errors, having been subjected to the least testing.

The otf fonts contain all the kerning and other tables. Should you wish to modify these yourself, the LaTeX support files may be re-created using the command

/usr/texbin/autoinst  --noupdmap  --noswash --notitling --noornaments --target=./texmf --encoding=OT1,TS1,T1,LY1 --vendor=public --typeface=fbb *.otf

after cding to the folder containing just the modified otf fonts and a subfolder named texmf. You should replace the newly generated fbb.sty with the one from the distribution in order to preserve its functionality. The names of the encoding files should also be modified appropriately from those assigned by autoinst. I used the following bash shell script, which assumed you are in the directory holding the otf files and a texmf subfolder:

pushd texmf/fonts/map/dvips/fbb
sed -i '' 's/<\[a_/<\[fbb_/g' fbb.map
pushd texmf/fonts/enc/dvips/fbb
for f in *.enc; do mv ${f} fbb${f:1}; done


Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded TDS folder.

Method A (recommended): type

sudo cp -Rfp * /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local


sudo mktexlsr


sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map=fbb.map

Method B: If you insist on making your font installations in your home folder, potentially making your personal installation become out of sync with updates to TeXLive, use instead

(i) if you checked Update for All Users in TeXLive utility

cp -Rfp * ~/Library/texmf


updmap --enable Map=fbb.map

(ii) otherwise

cp -Rfp * ~/Library/texmf


sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=fbb.map

Linux: Very similar to Mac OS X.

MikTeX: Copy the fbb.tds.zip to the root of the folder you use for personal additions to the TeX trees, open a command window, chdir to that folder, and type

unzip fbb.tds.zip
initexmf --update-fndb
initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

The latter command should open updmap.cfg in your default editor, commonly Notepad. Add the line 

Map fbb.map 

to updmap.cfg, save and close. Then, in the command window, type

initexmf --mkmaps

You can ignore error messages that may occur here. This should result in a properly enabled fbb.

Please send comments and bug reports or suggestions for improvement to

msharpe at ucsd dot edu

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (3.2M).

fbb – A free Bembo-like font

The package provides a Bembo-like font package based on Cardo but with many modifications, adding Bold Italic, small caps in all styles, six figure choices in all styles, updated kerning tables, added figure tables and corrected f-ligatures. Both OpenType and Adobe Type 1 versions are provided; all necessary support files are provided.

The font works well with newtxmath’s libertine option.

Version1.16 2020-07-01
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
The SIL Open Font License
MaintainerMichael Sharpe
TDS archivefbb.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as fbb
MiKTeX as fbb
Font Type1
Proportional Font
Font serif
Body Font
Font t1enc
Font support
OTF Font
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