Nimbus Roman No9 L

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Nimbus Roman
NimbusRoman.png
Category Serif
Designer(s) URW Studio; (Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent); GPL published also by Valek Fillipov
Foundry URW++
Date released 1982 (1931)[1]

Nimbus Roman is a serif typeface created by URW Studio in 1982.[1]

Nimbus Roman No 9 L is a serif typeface created by URW Studio in 1987,[2] and eventually released under the GPL and AFPL (as Type 1 font for Ghostscript) in 1996[3][4][5][6] and LPPL in 2009.[7][8][9] It features Normal, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic weights, and is one of several freely licensed fonts offered by URW++.

Although the characters are not exactly the same, Nimbus Roman No 9 L has metrics almost identical to Times and Times New Roman. It is one of the Ghostscript fonts, a free alternative to 35 basic PostScript fonts (which include Times).[10][11]

It is a standard typeface in many GNU/Linux distributions.[12][13] It was used as default font in OpenOffice.org Writer in some GNU/Linux distributions (e.g. Ubuntu - up to version 8.10; since Ubuntu 9.04 the default font was changed to Liberation Serif).

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  1. ^ a b "Nimbus Roman". URW++. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Nimbus Roman No. 9 L". URW++. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  3. ^ Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts., archived from the original on 2002-10-23, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  4. ^ Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts. (TXT), retrieved 2010-05-06 
  5. ^ "Fonts and TeX". 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  6. ^ Five years after: Report on international TEX font projects (PDF), 2007, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  7. ^ URW++ making original 35 fonts available under LPPL, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  8. ^ ghostscript-fonts-std-4.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 4.0 standard fonts - AFPL license (TAR.GZ), 1996-06-28, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  9. ^ ghostscript-fonts-std-6.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 6.0 standard fonts - GPL license (TAR.GZ), 1999-12-22, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  10. ^ "Fonts and font facilities supplied with Ghostscript". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  11. ^ "Linux fonts (mostly X11)". 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  12. ^ "Ghostscript SVN - URW fonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  13. ^ "Debian package - gsfonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 

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