texlive[48734] Master/texmf-dist: nimbus15 (22sep18)

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Sat Sep 22 22:59:39 CEST 2018

Revision: 48734
Author:   karl
Date:     2018-09-22 22:59:39 +0200 (Sat, 22 Sep 2018)
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nimbus15 (22sep18)

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Modified: trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/nimbus15/README
--- trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/nimbus15/README	2018-09-22 14:00:24 UTC (rev 48733)
+++ trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/nimbus15/README	2018-09-22 20:59:39 UTC (rev 48734)
@@ -10,7 +10,13 @@
 for the details of that license.
 The support files for Latin characters are quite meager compared to those in other Times text packages (no small caps, no old-style figures, no proportional figures), and it is recommended to use these fonts only as a supplement providing Greek and Cyrillic. See the documentation for examples.
-Current version 1.0 20160108
+Current version 1.011 2018-09-21
+Changes in version 1.011
+Documentation corrections and additions to allow comparisons of typewriter fonts.
+Changes in version 1.01
+Minor adjustments to sidebearings.
 Michael Sharpe
 msharpe at ucsd.edu
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--- trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/nimbus15/nimbus15-doc.tex	2018-09-22 14:00:24 UTC (rev 48733)
+++ trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/nimbus15/nimbus15-doc.tex	2018-09-22 20:59:39 UTC (rev 48734)
@@ -2,7 +2,8 @@
 \usepackage[parfill]{parskip}% Begin paragraphs with an empty line rather than an indent
@@ -12,7 +13,7 @@
 %\usepackage{nimbusmononarrow}% Courier Narrow
 \usepackage{nimbussans}% Helvetica as sans serif
 \useosf % must come immediately after newtxmath
@@ -82,8 +83,8 @@
 {\usefont{T1}{NimbusMono}{b}{n}zco-BoldBold---the default weight of traditional Bold Courier.}
 The next two lines show for comparison {\tt NimbusMonoN} (the narrower version of {\tt zco-Regular}) and {\tt cmtt10}.
-{\usefont{T1}{NimbusMonoN}{m}{n} NimbusMonoN (Narrow)---a new, narrower Courier. (Regular weight, upright shape only.)}\\
-{\usefont{OT1}{cmtt}{m}{n} Computer Modern Typewriter (cmtt)---the traditional tt for TeX users.}
+{\usefont{T1}{NimbusMonoN}{m}{n} NimbusMonoN (Narrow)---a new, narrower Courier. (Regular weight, upright and {\usefont{T1}{NimbusMonoN}{m}{sl}oblique} shapes only.)}\\
+{\usefont{OT1}{cmtt}{m}{n} Computer Modern Typewriter (cmtt)---the traditional {\tt tt for} TeX users.}
 {\tt NimbusMonoN} is more compact (advance widths {\tt 500em} vs.\ {\tt 525em}) but a bit lighter ({\tt 64em} stems vs.\ {\tt 69em} stems) than Computer Modern Typewriter. IMO, both are good for rendering lines of code in \TeX.
@@ -102,7 +103,32 @@
 Unless specified otherwise, {\tt nimbusmono} sets the options {\tt regular, bold}.
-The package {\tt nimbusmononarrow} has a {\tt scaled} (or, equivalently, {\tt scale}) option, but no others, and offers only one weight and style---regular upright. It is illustrated above. As for  advance widths, {\tt zcomono} is {\tt600em}, {\tt zcomonon} is {\tt500em} and {\tt cmtt10} is {\tt525em}.
+The package {\tt nimbusmononarrow} has a {\tt scaled} (or, equivalently, {\tt scale}) option, but no others, and offers only one weight (regular) in two styles style---upright and oblique. It is illustrated above. As for  advance widths, {\tt nimbusmono} is {\tt600em}, {\tt nimbusmononarrow} is {\tt500em} and {\tt cmtt10} is {\tt525em}.
+\subsection*{A comparison of widths of some free Typewriter fonts} This list is not meant to be exhaustive or even extensive. 
+\def\mystr{A sample of 46 characters to illustrate width.}
+\font\zin=t1-zi4nr-0 at 11 pt
+\font\cmtt=ec-lmtt12 at 11 pt
+\font\cmttc=ec-lmtlc10 at 11 pt 
+\font\ntxtt=t1xtt at 11 pt
+\font\cor=zco-Regular-t1 at 11 pt
+%\font\corn=zcon-Regular-t1 at 11 pt
+  \begin{tabular}{@{} ll @{}}
+    \toprule
+    Font & The same 46 characters \\ 
+    \midrule
+    Inconsolata & \texttt{\mystr} \\ 
+    InconsolataNarrow & {\zin\mystr} \\ 
+    cmtt (lmtt) & {\cmtt\mystr} \\ 
+    lmtt condensed & {\cmttc\mystr} \\ 
+    ntxtt & {\ntxtt\mystr} \\ 
+    nimbusmono & {\cor\mystr} \\ 
+    nimbusmononarrow & {\usefont{T1}{NimbusMonoN}{m}{n}\mystr} \\ 
+    \bottomrule
+  \end{tabular}
+It appears that {\tt lmtt condensed} is the narrowest free monospace font, but is very light and not so easy to read. Of the regular weight free monospaced fonts, the narrowest  is {\tt InconsolataN} (sans serif), followed by {\tt nimbusmononarrow} (serifed.)
 \section*{Some Font tables}

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