[tex-live] Question concerning kurier in texlive-fonts-extra

Elmar Teufl teufl at math.uni-bielefeld.de
Sat Jun 28 10:21:24 CEST 2008


Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> we (on Debian) got a completely valid question:
>> On Do, 26 Jun 2008, Elmar Teufl wrote:
>>> The kurier-fonts and the latex-style was included in texlive-2005, but
>>> it is not anymore. What is the reason?
>> The kurier fonts have actually bin in 2005, and also in the current svn
>> repo I can find them. I searched a bit through the logs but couldn't
>> find anything specific.
>> Can anyone remember why/what?
> That's me, who removed Kurier from TL2005 because of lack of space on CD.
> In fact, Kurier is identical to Iwona font, and only shows (for font's
> fans) how the original was made, eg. it contains "ink traps":
>   Kurier was intended for linotype typesetting of newspapers and similar
>   periodicals. The design goals included resistance to technological 
>   processes destructive to the letter shapes. As a result, amongst others, 
>   the typeface distinguishes itself through intra- and extra-letter white 
>   spaces as well as ink traps at cross-sections of some elements 
>   constituting the characters.

Thanks a lot for answering! As far as I know, Iwona was derived from 
Kurier, so they are similar, but they are not the same: Compare for example
to see differences.

Elmar Teufl

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