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Howard White
01-28-2006, 05:37 PM
The open-source community has released a new set of truetype fonts called Linux Libertine. (Despite the name they run fine on Mac and Windows too.) Free, of course.

Sampler attached. Comments welcome. Check out the odd lower case italic z.

HW

ktinkel
01-28-2006, 05:57 PM
The open-source community has released a new set of truetype fonts called Linux Libertine.You could do worse.

The italic z is very charming. How often do you need it, anyway? If a guy cannot express himself with z what can he do?

Anyway, I am (I hope) downloading the fonts (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89513&package_id=93844&release_id=388210). Maybe tomorrow I will get to play with them.

Thanks.

Howard White
01-29-2006, 05:59 AM
You could do worse.

Anyway, I am (I hope) downloading the fonts (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89513&package_id=93844&release_id=388210). Maybe tomorrow I will get to play with them.

Thanks.

Your source is correct. A further tech note -- the fonts were created using an open-source tool called "Font Forge," (formerly known as PFAEdit.). Its user interface is arcane, but its toolset is pretty complete, and even includes such goodies as the abiliity to include Panose information (does anyone still pay any attention to Panose?) And, of course, it's free (but AFAIK only on Linux.)

HW

jvecht
01-29-2006, 12:31 PM
but AFAIK only on Linux
That is the place to be nowadays or on a Mac :rolleyes: ...

Thanks a lot for the post. I just downloaded it and installed it with the KDE Font Installer. Although the Readme and Changelog indicate there is still quite a lot to do it sure looks like a nice font to me. A nice one to have next to Gentium.

regards,

Just