Nimbus Roman No. 9 L

Nimbus Roman
Category Serif
Classification Transitional
Designer(s) URW Studio; (Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent); GPL published also by Valek Fillipov
Foundry URW++
Date released 1982 (1931)[1]
Design based on Times New Roman

Nimbus Roman is a serif typeface created by URW Studio in 1982.[1]

Nimbus Roman No. 9 L is a serif typeface created by URW Studio in 1987,[2] and eventually released under the GPL and AFPL (as Type 1 font for Ghostscript) in 1996[3][4][5][6] and LPPL in 2009.[7][8][9] 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 Roman No. 9 L has metrics almost identical to Times New Roman and Times Roman. It is one of the Ghostscript fonts, a free alternative to 35 basic PostScript fonts (which include Times).[10][11]

It is a standard typeface in many Linux distributions.[12][13]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Nimbus Roman". URW++. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  2. "Nimbus Roman No. 9 L". URW++. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  3. Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts., archived from the original on 2002-10-23, retrieved 2010-05-06
  4. Finally! Good-quality free (GPL) basic-35 PostScript Type 1 fonts. (TXT), retrieved 2010-05-06
  5. "Fonts and TeX". 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  6. Five years after: Report on international TEX font projects (PDF), 2007, retrieved 2010-05-06
  7. URW++ making original 35 fonts available under LPPL, retrieved 2010-05-06
  8. ghostscript-fonts-std-4.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 4.0 standard fonts - AFPL license (TAR.GZ), 1996-06-28, retrieved 2010-05-06
  9. ghostscript-fonts-std-6.0.tar.gz - GhostScript 6.0 standard fonts - GPL license (TAR.GZ), 1999-12-22, retrieved 2010-05-06
  10. "Fonts and font facilities supplied with Ghostscript". Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  11. "Linux fonts (mostly X11)". 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  12. "Ghostscript SVN - URW fonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  13. "Debian package - gsfonts". Retrieved 2010-04-21.
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