Index of /fonts/oldstandard
This is the README for the OldStandard package, version 2.2.
This package provides the Old Standard family of fonts
designed by Alexey Kryukov, in both OpenType and Type1
formats, with support for both traditional and modern LaTeX
Old Standard reproduces a specific type of Modern
(classicist) style of serif typefaces, very commonly used in
various editions of the late 19th and early 20th century,
but almost completely abandoned later. However, this
lettertype still has at least two advantages:
+ it can be considered a good choice for typesetting
scientific papers, especially in social and humanitarian
sciences, as its specific features are closely
associated in people's eyes with old books they learned
+ the most beautiful examples of Greek and Cyrillic
lettertypes were all based on the classicist style,
so for those scripts, "Modern" fonts are much more
appropriate than any contemporary (e. g. Times-based)
To install this package on a TDS-compliant
TeX system download the file
"tex-archive"/install/fonts/oldstandard.tds.zip where the
preferred URL for "tex-archive" is http://mirrors.ctan.org.
Unzip the archive at the root of an appropriate texmf tree,
likely a personal or local tree. If necessary, update the
file-name database (e.g., texhash). Update the font-map
files by enabling the Map file OldStandard.map.
To use, add
to the preamble of your document. This will activate
OldStandard as the main (serifed) text font. Regular,
Italic and Bold styles are available. Font encodings
supported are OT1, T1, LY1 and TS1. The only figure style is
LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX users may also use OldStandard.sty but
should read the oldstand-manual document for information
on taking advantage of OpenType features. If they prefer
type1 fonts or wish to avoid fontspec they may use the type1
Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to
scale the fonts.
The fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License,
version 1.1; the text may be found in the doc directory.
The type1 versions were created using fontforge. The LaTeX
support files were created using autoinst and are licensed
under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License.
The maintainers of this package are Bob Tennent (rdt at
cs.queensu.ca) and Nikola Lecic.