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utopia_font(7) FreeBSD Miscellaneous Information Manual utopia_font(7)

Adobe Utopia Typeface
fonts for GNU Troff

groff -F/usr/local/share/utopia

The print/utopia port installs the files needed to use the PostScript Type 1 version of the Adobe Utopia typeface with GNU Troff, as it is configured in a FreeBSD basic install.

The port installs the fonts and support files in /usr/local/share/utopia. To get Groff to see the fonts, one must either employ that program's -F option to specify this directory, or one must set the GROFF_FONT_PATH environment variable.

The fonts are named in Groff as follows.

Groff Font Name Font
Utopia Roman
Utopia Italic
Utopia Bold
Utopia Bold Italic

One may employ the ".fam U" command to set the current family to Utopia.

The fonts are released under a royalty-free licence, a copy of which may be found in

Adobe Utopia was originally designed by Robert Slimbach and released commercially by Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1989. In 1992, Adobe contributed the typeface to the X Consortium for distribution with the X Window System, under a license allowing redistribution without fee. In 2006, Adobe re-licensed the Type 1 versions to the TeX Users Group under an expanded license clarifying the terms under which modified versions may be distributed, and granting the right to sub-license. TUG in turn sub-licensed all their rights to the typeface to any and all interested parties.

Note that this license applies only to the original PostScript Type 1 versions of Adobe Utopia. Adobe has since released a new commercial version of Utopia in OpenType format, to which this license does not apply.

James Bailie ⟨⟩
February 19, 2010

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