Adobe Utopia Typeface
fonts for GNU Troff
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
The fonts are named in Groff as follows.
|Groff Font Name
|Utopia Bold Italic
One may employ the ".fam U" command to set the current family to
The fonts are released under a royalty-free licence, a copy of which may be
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.