Package Details: ephifonts 20180416-2

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Package Base: ephifonts
Description: A collection of free fonts including Helvetica, Futura and Gotham (
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: starfry
Maintainer: starfry
Last Packager: starfry
Votes: 34
Popularity: 1.210267
First Submitted: 2014-06-26 15:16
Last Updated: 2018-04-16 10:05

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starfry commented on 2018-04-16 10:09

I've just pushed a new version of the package because some fonts were missing. I added the following:

helvetica-condensed helvetica-neue helvetica

futura-lt futura-lt-oblique futura-lt-light futura-lt-light-oblique futura-lt-heavy futura-lt-heavy-oblique futura-lt-extra-bold futura-lt-extra-bold-oblique futura-lt-condensed

Thanks to Markus Schanz for bringing this issue to my attention.

ubone commented on 2018-03-24 11:07

no errors with makepkg -cirs thank you for this

aliasing helvetica to lt std works but you won't be able to use those aliased fonts in gimp for example, instead you could disallow websites to use their own fonts in firefox and have liberation sans or helvetica lt std for sans-serif in your fonts.conf

2018-06-10 - with the missing fonts added italic/condensed is not used for regular any more :)

starfry commented on 2017-12-01 10:36

I went to update the .SRCINFO in the package but found that the one that is already there is fine. At least I can do 'makepkg' or 'makepkg -S' and I don't get any error. In fact, doing 'makepkg --printsrcinfo > .SRCINFO' doesn't change the existing .SRCINFO at all.

If I am wrong and have missed something please report back.

Trollwut commented on 2017-11-30 15:20

In addition to @nstickney

If you don't have `pkgbuild-introspection` installed, you can also solve this by

$ makepkg --printsrcinfo > .SRCINFO

nstickney commented on 2017-09-13 04:01

Getting an error that .SRCINFO does not match PKGBUILD... running `mksrcinfo` fixes the problem.

maltem commented on 2017-04-03 07:40

By default, with ephifonts installed, any program that asks for "Helvetica" gets some weird compressed version instead of the standard roman. I use the following as a fix:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

<match target="pattern">
<test name="family">
<edit name="family" mode="assign" binding="strong">
<string>Helvetica LT Std</string>

<match target="pattern">
<test name="family">
<string>Helvetica Neue</string>
<edit name="family" mode="assign" binding="strong">
<string>Helvetica Neue LT Std</string>


g8sqh commented on 2016-12-09 09:34

A few of the ephifonts trigger an error message in gs (version 9.20 at least)

**** Warning: glyf overlaps cmap, truncating.

gs prints this on stdout, which breaks (at least) the canon cnijfilter-mp620 printer driver, where gs is used in a pipeline.

Can we have an option to not include



Many thanks

comgunner commented on 2016-04-14 19:34

Greetings, When installing, modifying the font in google-chrome :( only by uninstalling the package back to normal.

socke commented on 2015-10-30 11:13

It looks like it is using "Helvetica Compressed" as the font for "Helvetica":

% fc-match Helvetica
Helvetica-Compressed.otf: "Helvetica Compressed" "Regular"

But I don't know why and I don't know which is "the real one"...

starfry commented on 2015-09-10 08:37

I don't know what the problem is and I haven't got time to look into it at the momement. If anyone wants to submit a revised PKGBUILD then I'll update the package.

That said, the package doesn't do anything clever (it only copies the supplied files into "/usr/share/fonts/{O,T}TF" so I would presume the issue has to do with the font files themselves.

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