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Ghostscript Fonts ================= The URW Ghostscript fonts are a set of open source Fonts created by the type foundry URW that are made to match the 35 fonts in the PostScript specification. A list of the fonts contained and the fonts they are inspired on: Bookman L -> Bookman Century Schoolbook L -> New Century Schoolbook Chancery L -> Zapf Chancery Dingbats -> Zapf Dingbats Gothic L -> Avant Garde Nimbus Mono L -> Courier Nimbus Roman No9 L -> Times Nimbus Sans L -> Helvetica Palladio L -> Palatino Standard Symbols L -> Symbol source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostscript#Free_fonts For this release the PostScript fonts from the SourceForge project http://sourceforge.net/projects/gs-fonts/ have been converted to UFO’s, They are pretty complete, but the original todo’s stand: - fix all missed glyphs. - change suitable glyphs with references. - improve bearings of glyphs (thanks Dmitry 40in who pointed to this) - improve outlines of some cyrillic glyphs Especially #2 makes sense when building on these fonts: right now a, á, ä and â all contain a seperate a, and î and û contain a separate ˆ. Not easy to maintain, it is better if there is one a and the rest is changed into references. Finally a proper LICENSE.txt should be added. Original README --------------- This is release 1.0.7pre22 of Valek Filippov's improved versions of the URW type 1 font collection, repackaged for distribution with Ghostscript. Cyrillized free URW fonts. These fonts were made from the free URW fonts distributed with ghostcript. There are NO changes in the latin part of them (I hope). Cyrillic glyphs were added by copying suitable latin ones and painting oulines of unique cyrillic glyphs in same style as the others. For all modification pfaedit was used. The license for result is (of course) same as for original fonts, i.e. GPL with an exception that you can put these fonts in your own non-GPLed documents. (Looks like LGPL from my point of view =). The "sources" of these fonts in the native pfaedit format are available at ftp://ftp.gnome.ru/fonts/sources The great font editor pfaedit is available at http://pfaedit.sf.net. That page also includes some links to fonts created by George Williams -- the author of pfaedit. Acknowledgements: I would like to thank George Williams, the pfaedit's author and developer. He is the most bug-reporter/feature-requester friendly developer I ever saw in my not so short life. At some moment in the future I must write a book about him: "George Williams and my best experience in bug-reporting." George also greatly helped me bug-hunting these fonts, explained to me some very important things about fonts and font design, quickly adopted pfaedit to my needs (or pointed me to The Right Place in documentation where I found better way of doing things). I would like to thank Alexey Novodvorsky (aka AEN), who pointed me to pfaedit and George Williams' fonts, explained The Task to me. He is also one of the main participators in the development of Sysiphus -- free repository of free software. I didn't loose my time for compiling/installing and supporting my linux box coz I used the result of Sysiphus developers' works. I would like to thank Sergey Vlasov, who tested these fonts and reported about bugs. Also he help me to make some bug-reports to George about pfaedit bugs. I would like Dmitry 40in, who did big QA for some font outlines, drawn some glyphs, and explain some The Truths for me. I would like to thank Vlad Harchev (aka hvv), who proofread this text for me. Also I have to thank RMS for GPL and URW for releasing the fonts under it. Thank you very much! Valek Filippov email@example.com (C)opyLeft 2001 Original README.tweaks ---------------------- Nimbus Sans L Regular, Nimbus Mono L Regular, Nimbus Mono L Oblique all come from a more recent version of the cyrillic URW fonts. The hints on Nimbus Sans Regular have been modified in the following ways: 25 June 2002 - Added ghost hint to the top of 4 to keep it from being taller than the other digits. - Reduced the width of the left stem hint for H to 83 (probably no real differences) - Changed the StemSnapV values from [78 85 94] to [78 83 92] (and fixed up StdVW accordingly) This corresponds to the values in the font (which are 83/93 for lower case and upper case stems) better and makes the width-88 stems on M and N snap to to upper case widths not lower-case widths. 29 June 2002 - Removed odd vertical stem hints (width of horizontal stems) from f, F, t, E, yen sign, fi ligature, fl ligature, AE ligature, R, Lstroke, OE ligature, lstroke, E" variants, t, variants, Eth, Dstoke, etc. - Fixed hints on 1 to be two ghost hints instead of one hint the height of the font - fix bottom stem of u to have integer coordinates - fixed hints on | - fixed hints on inverted exclamation mark The hints on Nimbus Mono L Oblique have been modified in the following ways: - Removed vertical stem hints from horizontal serifs on roman characters. Owen Taylor