TEX GYRE ADVENTOR

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Jean Louis Poirot's picture
Joined: 25 Jul 2014 - 10:40am
TEX GYRE ADVENTOR
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What is your opinion on this font? I saw it for the first time on the website of a Californian architecture practice. It looks like a combination of Futura and Century Gothic to me. I was surprised it is available for free. Or would it be considered as lacking authenticity, being an interpretation of the "real" fonts?

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If you care only about basic latin letters, I guess TeX Gyre adventor is URW Gothic L; cf http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre from the GUST (the Polish TeX Users Group) site:

Adventor
The package (download) contains the most recent version of the TeX Gyre Adventor family of fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats. TeX Gyre Adventor is based on the URW Gothic L kindly released by URW++ Design and Development Inc. under GFL (independently of the GPL release accompanying Ghostscript). The Vietnamese glyphs were added by Han The Thanh. The Greek (basic) alphabet programmed for the TeX Gyre Adventor was inspired by the Kerkis package (http://iris.math.aegean.gr/kerkis/).

TeX Gyre Adventor can be used as a replacement for ITC Avant Garde Gothic (designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase, 1970).

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This link to the TeX StackExchange discusses how URW Gothic L, a clone of ITC Avant Garde Gothic, came to be TeX Gyre Adventor. According to http://typophile.com/node/55825 Avant Garde was one of those 35 fonts built into (the first?) Postscript printers. I presume those are the 35 fonts released by URW and mentioned in http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/adventor/qag-hist.txt....

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Joined: 25 Jul 2014 - 10:40am
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Thank you for your replies, Michel.