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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: Henning Hraban Ramm
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:36:51 +0100

Am 2013-01-07 um 12:14 schrieb David Kastrup:

> Henning Hraban Ramm <address@hidden> writes:
>> Am 2013-01-07 um 10:14 schrieb Urs Liska:
>>> I'd like to collect some suggestion for a replacement font for
>>> Century Schoolbook.
>>> So (to finally get to the point) I'd be happy about suggestions for
>>> good free text fonts to use with LilyPond.
>>> They should be well equipped in terms of language support and have a
>>> good array of weights and spacings.
>> Hi Urs,
>> I nearly always use TeX Gyre Schola for the lyrics in my lead sheets
>> and songbooklets - mostly the same as Century Schoolbook, because it’s
>> very good readable even under bad light conditions.
> Wouldn't those be pretty much exactly the same as the URW++ clones of
> Century Schoolbook, except for supporting a larger character set?

Yes, and probably a bit better metrics.

> And quite possibly more weights, so that might address one perceived
> shortcoming.

No. E.g. there's no free variant of Palatino Semibold.

Of course there *are* Open Source fonts with more weights, but I know none that 
I can recommend - most I tried have too bad metrics, and others I didn’t try 
Perhaps have a look at Venturis ADF (Utopia lookalike):

Greetlings, Hraban
fiëé visuëlle
Henning Hraban Ramm (I'm an assurer)

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