CTAN submission -- URW PostScript Base35 fonts
rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com
Sat Apr 12 20:13:47 CEST 2003
On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Walter Schmidt wrote:
> I have uploaded the file base35.tgz to the /incoming
> directory at dante.ctan.org. Its contents should go into
> a new directory:
> The upload occurs in accordance with the suggestions by
> Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl>.
> These are URW's PostScript Base fonts, which are provided
> under the GPL and usually distributed in conjunction with
> Ghostscript. As far as TeX is concerned, pdfTeX and other
> applications need them as drop-in replacements for Adobe's
> non-free original Base fonts. For several reasons they
> should, from now on, be kept on CTAN also as a collection of
> their own:
> * There exists already at least one collection of these
> fonts with incompatible extensions (or bugs?) but unchanged
> file names, so we need a "reference" distribution, which is
> known to work with TeX applications as usual.
> * In the present collection a long-standing bug of URW's
> Helvetica fonts - the wrong germandls - has been corrected.
> Many thanks to Primoz Peterlin, who did the work! (All
> other font files are exactly the same as in GNU Ghostscript
> 7.x and 8.00.) Note that the bug fix has not yet found its
> way into the Ghostscript distribution, but this should
> happen soon: Primoz Peterlin has contacted the GS
> * In the present collection all files are already named
> according to the Karl-Berry scheme.
> See the file README.base35 for more information.
Thanks for the upload. We took the liberty to put the different types of
files (pfb,pfm,afm) into separate subdirectories in
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