April 29th, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire

TeX Gyre Adventor

With the release of the TeX Gyre Adventor fonts (http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/), derived from URW Gothic L, I am ceasing support for my Esperantized URW Gothic L CrudF fonts. So go get Adventor and install them, particularly if you read my LJ in its ‘native’ style and want the full, nauseating effect.

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A quick equivalence-guide to the TeX Gyre fonts may be worthwhile.

Adventor = Avant Garde Gothic
Bonum = Bookman
Heros = Helvetica
Pagella = Palatino
Schola = New Century Schoolbook
Termes = Times Roman

I presume that the forthcoming Cursor = Courier and Chorus = Zapf Chancery.

Basically these are equivalents of the non-symbol, non-dingbat typefaces that came with PostScript level 2 printers (for example old Apple laser printers), and the originals were donated long ago by URW and its successor URW++ foundry to the free-software world, primarily for use with Ghostscript.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Condi will not comply with the law

[T]he Secretary of State, when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos why she would not comply with the subpoena to make her case, said that at issue is a separation of powers issue.

‘Subpoena’ means ‘under penalty’ and the ‘separation of powers’ claim is just sand thrown into Waxman’s eyes. Waxman should take her to court, and have her arrested and jailed until she complies with the law, same as was done to Judith Miller.

(Rice would give in long before it reached that, and Republicans would want to retaliate if they somehow got control of Congress, but they do that stuff anyway, viz. Pete Domenici, because that’s who and how they are; the difference is that Waxman’s status would soar, while we know what happened to Newt Gingrich’s numbers.)