/geoslab703-ttf, Free TrueType fonts from Bitstream, useful for web viewing
20010522nb5, Package name:
geoslab703-ttf-20010522nb5, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users
This package installs two free TrueType fonts, they are useful for web viewing.
The typeface is Geometric Slabserif 703, which is Bitstream's version of
Memphis a typeface designed in 1930 by Rudolph Weiss. While it may seem odd
that a typeface designed 65 years ago would look good on-screen today,
the reason has to do with the shape of the letterforms themselves.
They have a simple, geometric shape, and their serifs (the small protrusions
from the ends of the letter) are in the "slab" family, which means they, too,
are simple. The "x-height" (the height of the lowercase letter "x") is
relatively large, but not so large that it makes reading difficult in the web
where there is little real control over leading (the space between the lines).
Bitstream is supplying these typefaces to help you see the importance of type
on the web. Once you see how different web pages can look just by changing the
typeface, and how much easier they can be to read, you'll see the importance of
typographic choice on the web.
Required to run:
Version history: (Expand)
- (2014-06-02) Updated to version: geoslab703-ttf-20010522nb5
- (2012-06-11) Package has been reborn
- (2012-06-11) Package deleted from pkgsrc
- (2006-02-06) Updated to version: geoslab703-ttf-20010522nb4
- (2005-10-05) Package added to pkgsrc.se, version geoslab703-ttf-20010522nb3 (created)
CVS history: (Expand)
| 2015-11-03 21:45:25 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (776) |
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for fonts category
Problems found locating distfiles:
Package acroread7-chsfont: missing distfile acrobat7-fonts/chsfont.tar.gz
Package acroread7-font-share: missing distfile acrobat7-fonts/korfont.tar.gz
Package acroread7-korfont: missing distfile acrobat7-fonts/korfont.tar.gz
Package acroread9-chtfont: missing distfile \
Package acroread9-jpnfont: missing distfile \
Package cyberbase-ttf: missing distfile cyberbit-ttf/Cyberbase.ZIP
Package cyberbit-ttf: missing distfile cyberbit-ttf/Cyberbit.ZIP
Package pixel-sagas-startrek: missing distfile PS_Font_Fontana.zip
Package pixel-sagas-startrek: missing distfile PS_Font_Montalban.zip
Package pixel-sagas-startrek: missing distfile PS_Font_Probert.zip
Package pixel-sagas-startrek: missing distfile PS_Font_Sternbach.zip
Package pixel-sagas-startrek: missing distfile PS_Font_Trek_Arrowcaps.zip
Package umefont-ttf: missing distfile umefont_560.tar.xz
Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden). All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
| 2015-07-04 18:18:44 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (222) |
Remove USE_X11BASE and X11PREFIX.
| 2014-06-01 18:35:38 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (216) | |
Move fonts from lib/X11/fonts to share/fonts/X11.
As discussed on tech-pkg.
| 2012-10-03 20:28:33 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (154) |
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
| 2008-03-03 21:17:13 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (43) |
Mechanical changes to add DESTDIR support to packages that install
their files via a custom do-install target.
| 2006-03-04 22:31:14 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (2257) |
Point MAINTAINER to pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org in the case where no
developer is officially maintaining the package.
The rationale for changing this from "tech-pkg" to \
that it implies that any user can try to maintain the package (by
submitting patches to the mailing list). Since the folks most likely
to care about the package are the folks that want to use it or are
already using it, this would leverage the energy of users who aren't
| 2006-02-06 00:11:50 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (4082) |
Recursive revision bump / recommended bump for gettext ABI change.
| 2005-12-29 08:04:28 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (19) |
Convert to use the new pkginstall framework fonts-handling by renaming
FONTS_<TYPE>_DIRS variables to FONTS_DIRS.<type>, and by removing the
unnecessary inclusion of mk/fonts.mk.