URW fonts

Last update: Sat Aug 22 08:41:27 1998

URW (Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber, from the founders' names), in Hamburg, Germany, produces font software (notably, the IKARUS font design system), fonts, and logos. They offer at least eleven font CD ROMs, some with 500 or more typefaces, and also sell font CD ROMs produced by other font vendors.

A list of 4291 font names in several CD ROM distributions is available.

URW also very kindly contributed freely-distributable Type 1 fonts to Aladdin Enterprises for use with the Ghostscript PostScript interpreter, thereby providing high-quality outline fonts for the fonts commonly available in PostScript printers.

URW can be found on the World-Wide Web at http://www.urwpp.de/ and terrestrially at

URW++ Design & Development GmbH
Poppenbütteler Bogen 29A, D-22399 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 (40) 60 60 50
Fax: +49 (40) 60 60 5 111

Some references to their work are:

@String{pub-SV                  = "Spring{\-}er-Ver{\-}lag"}
@String{pub-SV:adr              = "Berlin, Germany~/ Heidelberg, Germany~/
                                  London, UK~/ etc."}
@String{pub-URW                 = "URW (Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber)
                                  Verlag"}
@String{pub-URW:adr             = "Hamburg, Germany"}

@Book{Karow:1987:DFT,
  author =       "Peter Karow",
  title =        "Digital Formats for Typefaces",
  publisher =    pub-URW,
  address =      pub-URW:adr,
  pages =        "400",
  year =         "1987",
  ISBN =         "3-926515-01-5",
  LCCN =         "Z253.3 .K371 1987",
  bibdate =      "Fri Jul 22 09:01:47 1994",
}

@Book{Karow:1992:DSD,
  author =       "Peter Karow",
  title =        "Digitale Schriften, Darstellung und Formate,
                 Geleitwort von Hermann Zapf (Digital Fonts,
                 Representation and Formats, Forward by Hermann Zapf)",
  publisher =    pub-SV # " and " # pub-URW,
  address =      pub-SV:adr # " and " # pub-URW:adr,
  pages =        "xiii + 457, with 230 illustrations",
  year =         "1992",
  acknowledgement = ack-bnb # " and " # ack-ps,
}

@Book{Karow:1994:DTD,
  author =       "Peter Karow",
  title =        "Digital Typefaces: Description and Formats",
  publisher =    pub-SV,
  address =      pub-SV:adr,
  pages =        "xiii + 448",
  year =         "1994",
  ISBN =         "3-540-56509-4",
  LCCN =         "Z250.7 .K37 1994",
  bibdate =      "Mon Sep 05 22:16:35 1994",
  price =        "US\$89.00",
  acknowledgement = ack-nhfb,
}

@Book{Karow:1994:FTD,
  author =       "Peter Karow",
  title =        "Font Technology: Description and Tools",
  publisher =    pub-SV,
  address =      pub-SV:adr,
  pages =        "xvi + 460",
  year =         "1994",
  ISBN =         "0-387-57223-6",
  bibdate =      "Fri Mar 10 08:55:17 1995",
  price =        "US\$79.00",
  acknowledgement = ack-nhfb,
}