[tex-live] Bug#570993: Bug#570993: texlive-fonts-extra: antiqua.sty missing

Thomas Weber tweber at debian.org
Mon Mar 19 22:50:35 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 01:01:13AM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Frank,
>     Is there a reason not to include this?  It appears to me as if TeXLive
>     contains the contents of CTAN://fonts/urw/antiqua/uaq.zip, 
> Plus the contents of urw/antiqua, it looks like.  More or less.  Sort of.
>     not of CTAN://fonts/psfonts/urwvf/*. 
> Well, in theory we could install urwvf easily enough.  But as always
> with these old font sets, things don't look simple.
> They look like two different but overlapping sets of files to me.  Both
> uaq.zip and urwvf include many of the same tfm's and other stuff.  I
> didn't check if they are really the same.  Furthermore, urwvf
> conglomerates antiqua and grotesk.  (I wonder if anyone actually uses
> these two little fonts or if this is all just theory ...)
> If the metrics are really the same, I guess I could go forward.
> Otherwise, it looks to me like the cleanest way would be to prepare one
> set of files, say "urwextra", which combines urwvf, antiqua, and
> grotesk.  
> Anyone happen to know if ToMasz Wierzbicki (urwvf author) is still
> active?

I guess after two years it's clear this is going nowhere, so I'm just
closing this bug.


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