Package Details: urw-garamond 1.0-9

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Package Base: urw-garamond
Description: URW Garamond No8 Adobe Type1 fonts from CTAN (for texlive)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: CUSTOM:alladin
Submitter: bender02
Maintainer: giniu
Last Packager: giniu
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.005232
First Submitted: 2009-02-12 10:01
Last Updated: 2016-10-28 14:41

Latest Comments

earciga commented on 2016-04-23 23:54

@MarkH Edit the PKGBUILD find "url" and remove the parenthesis and ". Then keep compiling and everything should be fine.

MarkH commented on 2016-04-22 10:12

When I try to install using packer or yaourt, the install fails with the message: "ERROR: url should not be an array"

giniu commented on 2014-05-01 15:19

I've updated this package to be compatible with new TeXLive installs. If you notice any more issues, please report, I will try to fix them.

vnoel commented on 2014-03-26 13:51


there may be an error in the PKGBUILD, I get this error during install:

>>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.efZwtvhZ4e...
>>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions should go
into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg)
cp: impossible d'évaluer « usr/share/texmf/web2c/updmap-hdr.cfg »: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
>>> texlive: updating the filename database...
mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Done.
>>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...

(it's french but it says that the file is not found)

haawda commented on 2014-03-13 23:38

P.S. see

haawda commented on 2014-03-13 23:26

"alladin" is not a common license, so you should set the license-array to ('custom') and provide a license file in /usr/share/licenses/$pkgname, for instance $srcdir/garamond/README.garamond.

bender02 commented on 2012-09-21 07:34

@vesath: hopefully fixed.
@giniu: well, the way I used the fonts (and I think this is the way it was originally intended) is via \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign}. And mathdesign is a part of texlive-fontsextra. But you're right that in principle a sufficient dep is just texlive-core (so I made this a hard dep) and fontsextra is just optional (if you want to use it with mathdesign).

vesath commented on 2012-09-19 14:29

I just noticed that all the files this package installs are writeable to everyone... Could we set reasonable permissions?

giniu commented on 2012-09-19 09:07

Thanks, it works now - map is enabled as part of installation process, great!

one comment more though - is texlive-fontsextra a dependency? Cannot one install garamond font without other fonts in fontsextra? I believe it's possible, right?

giniu commented on 2012-09-19 09:06

Thanks, it works now - map is enabled as part of installation process, great!

bender02 commented on 2012-09-19 08:27

@ginlu: correct on all counts. (Although if I remember correctly, the _texmf_root variable wasn't there for making it shorter, but because at some point there was some confusion about where it should be installed, so I put it there for making it easier to change.)

giniu commented on 2012-09-14 09:02

There is for sure one serious problem, line at the end starts with:

rm -rf $pkgdir

now imagine, what if someone have space in his build directory - you can remove some of his files without asking. You should enclose all references to src/pkgdir in quotes like

rm -rf "$pkgdir"

Also, the .maps file is included in source list, but isn't installed - check first 2 lines of build of example package in my previous comment. Finally, I believe that if you set


your "install" lines would become even shorter, because now every time you use your _texmf_root like $pkgdir/$_texmf_root/texmf

bender02 commented on 2012-09-14 08:25

@giniu: OK, I've tried. I hope it works now. Let me know if there's any problem. Thanks.

giniu commented on 2012-08-15 07:20

Hi there, can you please provide .maps file so the font gets automatically enabled on new TeXLive? Check for example

bender02 commented on 2012-02-08 15:01

@AsmundEr: Fixed, thanks.

AsmundEr commented on 2012-01-14 12:18

There is an error in the .install file, when it calls updmap-sys, the syntax is wrong:
/usr/bin/updmap-sys --quiet --enable Map
should be
/usr/bin/updmap-sys --quiet --enable
(the = sign is missing). This is with the newest Texlive 2011, maybe the syntax has changed.

vesath commented on 2011-11-12 15:06

bender02: Please bump the pkgrel next time you update this PKGBUILD... (I'm referring to your update back in April.)

cameel commented on 2011-06-05 15:07

I see that this package puts the font in /usr/share/texmf tree while all my other type1 fonts sit in /usr/share/texmf-dist. Is this intentional?

bender02 commented on 2011-04-09 13:10

The webpage at ctan lists another one, so I used that (

tbhartman commented on 2011-04-08 15:50

Website for the zip file has moved. Current PKGBUILD lists:


Needs updated to:


vesath commented on 2010-07-03 23:01

This project improves on URW Garamond by adding "more advanced typographic features" (for instance, the "ffi" ligature):
It uses the OTF format, so it needs to be converted for use with (pdf)latex, a task at which I failed due to my very poor knowledge of latex.
So I'm just dropping this here in case anyone is interested in writing a PKGBUILD for it. :)