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The TeX Gyre (TG) Collection of Fonts

It is here where GUST's e-foundry guys, Bogusław “Jacko” Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki aka “Ulan” and Piotr “PSotruś” Strzelczyk   supported in LaTeX matters by Marcin “Teufel” Woliński, are delivering fonts developed by them for the “TeX Gyre Project”.

The project started in 2006 and will run for several years. It is funded by DANTE e.V., NTG, TUG, CS TUG, TUG India and GUST. It is an extensive remake and extension of the freely available 35 base PostScript fonts distributed with Ghostscript ver. 4.00. The important aspect of the project is providing not only the support for TeX but also the cross-platform OpenType format of the fonts.

Please consult the available publications. You might also be interested in the fonts' licensing.

If you want to support this project, you can do so by using the TeX Gyre section of the donation page maintained by TUG.

If you are into typesetting mathematics, you might also be interested in the TeX Gyre Math fonts in the OpenType format.

TeX Gyre logotype, by “Jacko”

The Fonts

All of the Ghostscript ver. 4.00 (http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/aladdin/fonts/, the gs400fn1.zip and gs400fn2.zip files) text font families have become “gyrefied” as the result of the project. “Gyrefication”, also called “LM-ization”, was first applied to the Computer Modern Fonts with the result known as the Latin Modern (LM) Fonts.

For those impatient we list all of the TeX Gyre fonts with the links leading to the download locations: Adventor, Bonum, Chorus, Cursor, Heros, Pagella, Schola, Termes.  You can also download the whole collection.

Important note:

Before installing a TeX Gyre font, all files from the corresponding Quasi font — if present — should be deleted (including LaTeX support) lest conflicts ensue (consult the relevant documentation).

Adventor

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Adventor family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Adventor is based on the URW Gothic L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh. The Greek (basic) alphabet programmed for the TeX Gyre Adventor was inspired by the Kerkis package (http://iris.math.aegean.gr/kerkis/).

TeX Gyre Adventor can be used as a replacement for ITC Avant Garde Gothic (designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase, 1970).

Bonum

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Bonum family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Bonum is based on the URW Bookman L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh. The Greek symbols were improved courtesy of Apostolos Syropoulos and Antonis Tsolomitis by importing the relevant glyphs (with slight tuning) from their Kerkis fonts (http://iris.math.aegean.gr/kerkis/).

TeX Gyre Bonum can be used as a replacement for ITC Bookman (designed by Alexander Phemister, 1860, redesigned by Edward Benguiat, 1975).

Chorus

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Chorus font in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Chorus is based on the URW Chancery L Medium Italic kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Chorus can be used as a replacement for the acknowledged font ITC Zapf Chancery(R) (designed by Hermann Zapf, 1979).

(Please note that with the release of TeX Gyre Chorus the QuasiChancery font became obsolete.)

Cursor

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Cursor family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Cursor is based on the URW Nimbus Mono L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Cursor can be used as a replacement for a well-known Courier typeface (designed by Howard G. “Bud” Kettler, 1955, for the IBM corporation).

(Please note that with the release of this family the QuasiCourier fonts became obsolete.)

Heros

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Adventor family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Adventor is based on the URW Nimbus Sans L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Heros can be used as a replacement for a popular font Helvetica, also known as Swiss (prepared by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann, 1957, at the Haas Type Foundry).

(Please note that with the release of this family the QuasiSwiss fonts became obsolete.)

Pagella

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Pagella family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Pagella is based on the URW Palladio L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Pagella can be used as a replacement for the renowned Palatino font (designed by Hermann Zapf in the 1940's for the Stempel type foundry; an interesting lifestory of Hermann Zapf can be found at: http://www.linotype.com/1494/theschoolyears.html).

(Please note that with the release of this family the QuasiPalatino fonts became obsolete.)

Schola

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Schola family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Schola is based on the URW Century Schoolbook L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Schola can be used as a replacement for the Century Schoolbook typeface (designed by Morris Fuller Benton, 1919, for the American Type Founders; originally, italics were not designed, they were added in later revivals by Linotype and ITC).

Termes

The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Termes family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Termes is based on the URW Nimbus Roman No9 L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh.

TeX Gyre Termes can be used as a replacement for the renowned Times (new) Roman font (designed by Stanley Morison together with Starling Burgess and Victor Lardent for the London newspaper “The Times”; it was first issued by the Monotype Corporation in 1932—see the article by Charles Bigelow for interesting details: http://www.truetype-typography.com/articles/times.htm).

(Please note that Termes obsoletes the QuasiTimes fonts.)

Licensing

The TeX Gyre fonts are being released under the GUST Font License (GFL), which is a free license, legally equivalent to the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), version 1.3c or later.

One should however note that licensing of the TeX Gyre fonts under the GFL has become feasible only after the URW++ company allowed the distribution of the 35 base Postscript fonts as shipped with GhostScript 4.00 (http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/aladdin/fonts/, the gs400fn1.zip and gs400fn2.zip files) to be also governed by the LPPL. This happened on the 22nd June 2009, with the personal involvement of Dr. Peter Rosenfeld, URW++'s manging director.

The freedoms granted by GFL include the free use of the fonts for whatever purpose you wish. You can also take the fonts and modify them for your own use or redistribution, but to avoid confusion in such a case you are requested to change the name(s) of the font(s) and comprising files—please follow the guidance of the license.

Readings

The New Font Project: TeX Gyre

An updated and extended version of the “The New Font Project” article, by Hans Hagen (NTG), Jerzy Ludwichowski (GUST) and Volker RW Schaa (DANTE e.V.), describing the “New Font Project” now known as the “TeX Gyre Project”. The paper was given at the BachoTeX 2006 conference, Bachotek, Poland and is published here with TUGboat's kind permission.

TeX Gyre: The New Font Project

This presentation (in pdf) by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Jerzy Ludwichowski, was first given by the latter at EuroTeX 2006, Debrecen, Hungary and again, updated, at TUG 2006, Marrakech, Morocco.

Recent Advances in LUG’s font projects

A presentation (in pdf) by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Jerzy Ludwichowski, given at DANTE 2007, Münster, March 7th–9th, Germany.

Latin Alphabet Based Scripts

Michael Everson's site The Alphabets of Europe might be of interest to those who want, e.g., to verify to what extend the TeX Gyre families allow to typeset texts with Latin alphabet based scripts.

You may also find interesting the information on the Navajo and Vietnamese alphabets, both covered by the repertoire of glyphs of the Latin Modern and TeX Gyre collections.

 

There are, however, lots of Latin-based glyphs missing from the collections, see, e.g., the web page by Conrad Taylor “Typesetting African Languages”, which is a good thing, because it demonstrates that there is still a lot to be done within the Latin Modern and TeX Gyre projects.

 

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