[conspire] Re: Fonts on Linux

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Oct 10 15:00:08 PDT 2004

If you bought it for a Mac and it didn't come on a high-density diskette,
finding it will do you little good, because you'd need a drive capable of
reading GCR-encoded disks.

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:27:38 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Ross Bernheim (rossbernheim at speakeasy.net):
>> That explains much. I totally agree with you about fonts in general.
>> My favorite is Adobe's Garamond. I have it on my Mac at home, and am
>> contemplating buying it for my Linux boxes and Mac at work.
> I like Garamond so much that, many years ago, I bought Adobe Garamond in
> a splendidly beautify box with print samples, etc.  -- something like
> $100 circa 1988.  Recently, I've been trying to re-find the diskette:  I
> think I have the main files as part of a directory of hundreds of
> PostScript Type1 fonts, but am not sure, and would be happier if I could
> find the original disk -- which currently is missing.
> My point is that, with something like the Bitstream Vera collection or
> my perverse favourite (FSF's Lucida), I can have a completely perfect
> replacement copy by just re-downloading it, and don't have to be in the
> archival data storage business all the time just to protect my investment.
> Anyhow, I meant to also point out an additional most-have freely
> redistributable font set, in addition to the Microsoft TrueType Core
> Fonts and Bitstream Vera.  The page on sub-pixel positioning I mentioned
> earlier (http://jmason.org/howto/subpixel.html) includes:
>     Bigelow and Holmes have donated a range of fonts called Luxi
>     (included in XFree86 4.2.0),
> So, modern Linux systems probably have those automatically, but it's
> worth checking.

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