FPL Fonts


Ralf Stubner


December 11, 2018

SC/OsF for URW Palladio L

The FPL Fonts consist of the following four fonts:

The FPL Fonts provide a set of SC/OsF fonts for URW Palladio L which are compatible with respect to metrics with the Palatino SC/OsF fonts from Adobe. Note that it is not my aim to exactly reproduce the outlines of the original Adobe fonts. The SC and OsF in the FPL Fonts were designed with the glyphs from URW Palladio L as starting point. For some glyphs (eg ‘o’) I got the best result by scaling and boldening. For others (eg ‘h’) shifting selected portions of the character gave more satisfying results. All this was done using the free font editor FontForge. The kerning data in these fonts comes from Walter Schmidt’s improved Palatino metrics. Please report any issues on GitHub.


Version 1.003 2018-12-11

Version 1.002 2005-02-13

  • no div operator (compatibility problems)

Version 1.001 2005-02-05

  • fixed lcaron in SC font
  • no references (compatibility problems)
  • no UniqueID
  • OtherSubrs from URW fonts

Version 1.000 2004-08-02

First official release


On the character level only automatic hinting as done by FontForge has been applied to the SC and OsF glyphs.

Usage with LaTeX

As the FPL Fonts have the same metrics as their Adobe counterparts, the improved Palatino metrics by Walter Schmidt can be used. They are part of PSNFSS 9.2, which can be found on CTAN:macros/latex/required/psnfss/. Therefore, it is best to update your TeX distribution to a version which provides PSNFSS 9.2. The usage with LaTeX is documented in psnfss2e.pdf. Please follow the installation instruction from PSNFSS, if you want to upgrade PSNFSS only.


Copyright (URW)++,Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development Copyright 2004, 2005 Ralf Stubner

See the file COPYING (GNU General Public License) for license conditions. As a special exception, permission is granted to include this font program in a Postscript or PDF file that consists of a document that contains text to be displayed or printed using this font, regardless of the conditions or license applying to the document itself.

Alternatively you can use these fonts subject to the LaTeX Project Public License http://www.latex-project.org/lppl, either version 1 or (at your option) any later version.

Source Code

Source code is available at https://github.com/rstub/fpl.