Re: RFS: urw-garamond -- scalable PostScript font from the Garamond family
On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 19:29 +0200, Florent Rougon wrote:
> AFAICT from Walter Schmidt's README.garamond, one should find Ralf
> Stubner's traces in some .pfb files (and I think also in the .pfm and
> *maybe* also in some .afm files). I cannot find such traces. But:
> % for f in *.pfb; do t1disasm "$f" | grep -i stubner; done
I have valid E-Mail addresses that do not contain my surname. ;-)
However, it was indeed an oversight to not mark the changed file
properly as required by the license. I will try to build a new version
soon, and since I by now know more about the internals of Type1 fonts, I
might even be able to build a better version. Note that my bug fix did
not alter the metrics, hence tha .afm and .pfm files are unchanged.
> --- /tmp/a 2006-05-26 15:50:56.000000000 +0200
> +++ /tmp/b 2006-05-26 15:55:55.000000000 +0200
> @@ -1,6 +1,8 @@
> -Description: scalable PostScript font from the Garamond family
> +Description: scalable PostScript fonts from the Garamond family
> The URW Garamond No. 8 font family is URW's version of the Garamond
One comment that might be usefull for the type aficionados: There are
many versions of 'Garamond', including several from URW. URW Garamond
No. 8 is /not/ what is normally known as 'URW Garamond', which is a font
with way to large x-height similar to ITC Garamond. On the contrary, URW
Garamond No. 8 is very similar to the Garamond version introduced by the
Stempel foundry in 1924. 'Stempel Garamond' as sold by Adobe or Linotype
is not as tightly tracked, but the outlines are almost the same. One
could use something like this:
The URW Garamond No. 8 font family is URW's digitization of the Garamond
version introduced by the Stempel foundry. ...
> 6.2. AFAICT, Ralf Stubner is one of the copyright holders, but is not
> listed in the relevant section.
I am not sure if I can claim any rights on the rather trivial patch that
> 8. There are many problems in your urw-garamond.defoma-hints file.
> At first glance:
> - confusion in the Weight attributes;
> - X-FontName not in accordance with your urw-garamond.scale;
> - you should be using FaceNum and Inherit since you declare
> multiple charsets in the .scale file;
> - Direction is missing.
> Please read /usr/share/doc/defoma-doc/developers.html/index.html.
> You can also have a look at /etc/defoma/hints/lmodern.hints, which
> is not authoritative, but only the result of my interpretation of
> that document.
Defoma and especially fontconfig integration are really tricky for this
font since the 'bold' weight is called 'medium'. Several applications
seem to get confused by this. I don't know if it is possible to
influence the created fonts.cache-1 files.
> 14. The "dh_installdirs $(X11DST)" is feeling lonely. Merge it with the
> first dh_installdirs call to save one Perl process per build. Same
> thing with "dh_installdirs etc/X11/fonts/X11R7/Type1".
debhelper (5.0.35) unstable; urgency=low
* dh_installxfonts: /etc/X11/fonts/X11R7 is deprecated, back to looking in
old location, and not passing --x11r7-layout to update-fonts-alias and
update-fonts-scale (but still to update-fonts-dir). Closes: #366234
-- Joey Hess <email@example.com> Wed, 10 May 2006 20:09:00 -0400