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: 1.046582
First Submitted: 2014-06-26 15:16
Last Updated: 2018-04-16 10:05

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germanfr commented on 2018-09-13 20:41

The "Helvetica" font isn't Helvetica.

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

you could disallow websites to use their own fonts in firefox and have fontconfig liberation sans or helvetica lt std alias for sans-serif

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

2018-09-08 - might need fontconfig entries, add to fonts.conf <match target="pattern"> <test name="family"> <string>helvetica</string> </test> <edit binding="same" mode="assign" name="family"> <string>helvetica lt std</string> </edit> </match>

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"...