Nimbus Mono
Nimbus Mono Specimen.png
CategoryMonospace
Designer(s)URW Studio (Adobe Studio); GPL version published also by Valek Fillipov
FoundryURW++
Date released1984[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] In 2017, the font, alongside other Core 35 fonts, has been additionally licensed under the terms of OFL.[9] It features Normal, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic weights, and is one of several freely licensed fonts offered by URW++. Although not exactly the same, Nimbus Mono has metrics and glyphs 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.[10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Nimbus Mono L". URW++. Archived from the original on 2012-12-10. 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, 1996-06-28, archived from the original (TAR.GZ) on 2011-04-24, retrieved 2010-05-06
  8. ^ ghostscript-fonts-std-6.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 6.0 standard fonts - GPL license, 1999-12-22, archived from the original (TAR.GZ) on 2011-04-24, retrieved 2010-05-06
  9. ^ Github.com - 3-licensing (AGPL LPPL OFL), 2017-09-02, retrieved 2021-02-21
  10. ^ "Ghostscript SVN - URW fonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  11. ^ "Debian package - gsfonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21.