Nimbus Mono L

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Nimbus Mono
Nimbus Mono Specimen.png
Category Monospace
Designer(s) URW Studio (Adobe Studio); GPL version published also by Valek Fillipov
Foundry URW++
Date released 1984[1]

Nimbus Mono is a monospaced typeface created by URW Studio in 1984,[1] and eventually released under the GPL and AFPL (as Type 1 font for Ghostscript) in 1996[2][3][4][5] and LPPL in 2009.[6][7][8] 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 Mono has metrics that are very similar to Courier and Courier New.

It is one of the Ghostscript fonts, free alternatives to 35 basic PostScript fonts (which include Courier). It is a standard typeface in many Linux distributions.[9][10]

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  1. ^ a b "Nimbus Mono L". URW++. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. ^ Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts., archived from the original on 2002-10-23, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  3. ^ Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts. (TXT), retrieved 2010-05-06 
  4. ^ "Fonts and TeX". 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  5. ^ Five years after: Report on international TEX font projects (PDF), 2007, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  6. ^ URW++ making original 35 fonts available under LPPL, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  7. ^ ghostscript-fonts-std-4.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 4.0 standard fonts - AFPL license (TAR.GZ), 1996-06-28, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  8. ^ ghostscript-fonts-std-6.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 6.0 standard fonts - GPL license (TAR.GZ), 1999-12-22, retrieved 2010-05-06 
  9. ^ "Ghostscript SVN - URW fonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  10. ^ "Debian package - gsfonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 

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