[Scribus] Linux Font Editor?

Tobias Hilbricht hilbricht
Tue Oct 4 10:32:21 CEST 2005

Am Montag, 3. Oktober 2005 00:55 schrieb John Jordan:

> Tobias mentioned some Type 1 fonts (TIPA) by Rei Fukui
> including CTAN which listed a lot of fonts. But CTAN seems to
> require an account or password or something.

Hello John,

if I go for example to 


and mouse-click on tipa.zip (third line on that page - contains the fonts you 
want see, including a LaTeX-oriented manual, which can give you a first 
impression of the fonts) I can download it without password.

The package contains fonts in formats suitable only for (La)TeX as well as in 
type 1 format (the *.pfb ones) which can be used by other applications (for 
Linux, MacOS, Windows ...) as well. Take the font with the size closest to 
your intended layout size, then scaling is best, but you don't have to stick 
to this.

Creating a new font from scratch even using a graphical font editor is a lot 
of work, the more so when it comes to good hinting. In many cases the free 
solutions already available will suffice, and in most other cases I would 
rather invest in a commercial solution.

Yours sincerely

Tobias Hilbricht

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