[Fontconfig] Nimbus Sans L Condensed

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Thu Mar 6 04:24:02 PST 2008

>>>>> "Bob" == Bob Tennent <rdtennent at hotmail.com> writes:

Bob> Why the difference? Your configuration treats Condensed as part of
Bob> the family; mine treats it as part of the style.

Interesting.  I tried a couple of fc-match calls and that explains it a
bit better:

:; fc-list "Nimbus Sans L" family style width file|egrep Conden
/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/n019043l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed:width=75
/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/n019044l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed:width=75
/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/n019063l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed Italic:width=75
/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/n019064l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed Italic:width=75

:; fc-list "Nimbus Sans L Condensed" family style width file
/usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts/n019064l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L Condensed:style=Bold Italic:width=100
/usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts/n019063l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L Condensed:style=Regular Italic:width=100
/usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts/n019044l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L Condensed:style=Bold:width=100
/usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts/n019043l.pfb: Nimbus Sans L Condensed:style=Regular:width=100

First, I was wrong about where Gentoo sticks the Ghostscript fonts.  The
ones where Condensed is in the style are from:

[I] media-fonts/gnu-gs-fonts-std
     Available versions:  6.0 8.11
     Installed versions:  8.11
     Homepage:            http://www.cups.org/
     Description:         Ghostscript Standard Fonts

(downloadable from Ghostscript's sourceforge page)

and the ones where Condensed is part of the name are from:

[I] media-fonts/urw-fonts
     Available versions:  2.1-r2 2.3.6
     Installed versions:  2.3.6
     Homepage:            http://www.urwpp.de/
     Description:         free good quality fonts gpl'd by URW++


The spec file in that RPM points to:


but there are some other files in the rpm beyond the tar file.

Based on the changelog in the spec file it is from redhat.

So the fonts Ghostscript distributes puts Condensed in the style.

A diff of the two n019043l.afm files shows:

--- /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/n019043l.afm   2005-02-10 13:34:46.000000000 -0500
+++ /usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts/n019043l.afm     2008-03-06 06:52:04.000000000 -0500
@@ -3 +3 @@
-Comment Creation Date: Fri Nov 22 10:56:43 2002
+Comment Creation Date: Sat Sep  4 16:12:03 2004
@@ -5,2 +5,2 @@
-FullName Nimbus Sans L Regular Condensed
-FamilyName Nimbus Sans L
+FullName Nimbus Sans L Condensed Regular
+FamilyName Nimbus Sans L Condensed
@@ -8 +8 @@
-Notice (Copyright (URW)++,Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development; Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2002)
+Notice (Copyright (URW)++,Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development; Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2004)

so the fonts from the RPM are the newer versions.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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