CTAN package update: futurans v1.3

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Mar 28 13:46:22 CET 2008

The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be
at your favorite mirror

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: futurans v1.3
Author's name: Boris Veytsman
Location on CTAN: /fonts/psfonts/adobe/futurans/
Summary description:  LaTeX Support For Futura Fonts From Adobe As Used 
  By No Starch Press
License type: bsd

Announcement text: 
 LaTeX Support For Futura Fonts From Adobe As Used By No Starch Press

                       Version 1.3 2008/03/20

This package provides metric files and LaTeX support for Futura fonts
from Adobe.  It has everything you need to typeset in this font -
except the font itself, of course.

There are several versions of the fonts available, different by the
version year.  This package provides support for fonts as used by No
Starch Press, http://www.nostarch.com.  To prevent a clash with
support of a newer version by W. A. Schmidt, the fontname |pfv| is
used instead of the standard |pfu|.


First, you need to purchase the fonts themselves: the pfb files are
not included in the package.  If you got the fonts from No Starch
Press, do not rename the pfb files.  However, if there are uppercase
letters in your file names, downcase them.  If you obtained the fonts
from another source, rename the files according to the documentation

If your TeX system is TDS-compliant, install the files into
$TEXMF/fonts/type1/adobe/futurans. Then download
http://ctan.tug.org/install/fonts/psfonts/adobe/futurans.tds.zip and
unzip this file in $TEXMF.  Add +pfv.map to the configuration files of
dvips, pdftex and your dvi previewer.

Run updmap and texhash programs to update the configuration files and
file names database.

The included style futurans.sty makes your default Sans Serif family.


The files were generated using fontinst 1.927.  


v1.1  Added light letterspaced, bold compressed and 
      heavy compressed fonts
      heavy compressed fonts

v1.2  Changed scales for letterspaced and compressed fonts

v1.3  Added medium, bold and heavy letterspaced fonts 


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