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On 09/10/2013 09:32 PM, Doug wrote:
On 9/10/2013 7:52 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
On 09/09/2013 07:45 PM, Doug wrote:
On 09/09/2013 06:04 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
On 09/09/2013 02:49 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
[snip, snip]
This is where Linux Libertine G comes in. Although it is modeled after
Times, it's not quite as condensed, so it works better for longer
documents. But, with LO, one has access to all sorts of expert
making it a full featured typeface. While I might prefer a different
font, I'd rather use Libertine to full effect than a less complete

Another excellent free typeface is OFL Sorts Mill Goudy. It uses old
style numbering by default. But, it lacks a boldface font.


I haven't followed this thread closely, but I need a little more
information on the Linux libertine font. Here's what I find on my
PCLINUXOS distro using filefinder for *libertine* :









Can you be a little more specific about what information you need?


What are all these fonts?  From reading the thread, I got the
impression that there was just *one* libertine font. What is the one
like Goudy? (sp?) What is the one that looks like Times?
I don't even know what the various "book" fonts are. Libertine was
supposed to be such a wonderful thing--well which one is the wonderful
one? Which one comes closest to the font that most modern fiction is
published in? (Whatever that's called.) Is there a tutorial about these
wonderful fonts someplace?

Whatever is the "wonderful" one, I'll try it and see if is appeals to
me over just everyday Times-Roman.


First - - -
Everyone has their own opinion of which font is the most "wonderful" one
that they have used.

Second - - -
There are a few "ideas" on what a "book" font is, but for me a book font
is one that is really easy to read for extended periods, like in a
hardcover novel or paperback.

Third - - -
Times-Roman - Times is the generic font name.  Many fonts started from
the "generic Times" look.  Roman is actually a type of style for the
most part.  Some equate Roman as the same as "normal" or "un-styled".
Times-Roman is a "classic" font that is used by many computer systems as
the original default font.  There are other "Times" fonts, including
"Times", "Times New Roman" "Times Europa", "Old Times", just to name a
few that I have seen or have in my font collection.

If you really want to see how many "Times" fonts there are, or which
fonts came from Times, then go to the Wiki page and you may be
surprised.  I do not remember which version of Times is part of the MS
core fonts that is installed with Windows, or installed in Linux with
the "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package.

Forth - - -
To be honest, many fonts have one file for each style.  One for Bold,
for Italic, Bold Italic, etc., etc..

For LinLibertine:

_R - regular
_RI - italic
_RB - bold
_RZ - semi-bold
_RZI - semi-bold italic
_aBL - bold slanted

Each of the files are a different style for the font.
For "LinLibertine", I have 16 different styles
LinLibertine and LinLibertine G are two different fonts.
I have only 6 for "G" so far.

This is just the nature of the font file world.  If you have a font with
different styles, either you have that style file installed OR you must
have a software package that takes a font and generates the style you
need internally.  There are some "complex" fonts that have more than one
style in a single file, but sometimes they are not the easiest to find
and sometimes not easy for a package to use properly.

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