Where can I download TT or T1 of public domain font IBM Courier?
January 29, 2013 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Where can I download TT or T1 of public domain font IBM Courier? My Google-fu is exhausted. I can't find this font on my own. Help me, HiveMind!

I've heard that some Linux distros include IBM Courier, but I am not gearheaded enough to know how to get at them. If some wise and wonderful Linux Jedi would put a copy of the font on a server where I can get it, I'd be appreciative.

Since this font is public domain, I'm not asking for teh pyrat warezz, so no lectures, please.

To know if you have a genuine IBM Courier font, you should inspect the file for the following language:

"You are hereby granted permission under the terms of the IBM/MIT X Consortium Courier Typefont agreement to execute, reproduce, distribute, display, market, sell and otherwise transfer copies of the IBM Courier font to third parties."

Thank you in advance.
posted by ScarletPumpernickel to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
There's a copy here, just click "Download from Mirror" over on the right to start the download. They're postscript fonts.
posted by bcwinters at 7:11 PM on January 29, 2013

By the way, if you're interested in other versions of Courier, you might want to take a look at a lovely new one that was released this week called Courier Prime. It has a really nice italic, plus a very permissive SIL Open Font License.
posted by bcwinters at 8:59 AM on January 30, 2013

Thanks, but oh, crap.

The link you gave me downloads a tar.xz file and absolutely nothing I have on my Mac (unarchiver, stuffit expander, 7z, BetterUnZipper, etc) will unpackit. I've Googled the heck out of it, and all I get are other people in forums asking how to unpack it and get no reply.

Could someone more knowledgable than me please either (A) unpack this file and put it on a server where I can get it, or (B) point me to another more Mac-Friendly link to IBM Courier.

Sorry to be so digitally useless. This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by ScarletPumpernickel at 11:57 AM on January 30, 2013

Try about halfway down the page (in the pre-built binaries section) at http://tukaani.org/xz/. And no, I don't know what was wrong with gzip or PKzip or bzip2 that we needed yet another format.
posted by jferg at 4:14 PM on January 30, 2013

Thank you for the tukaani link, but I'm out of my depth. I couldn't get it to work in the command line, which I rarely use anyway. I think I just double compressed it. Crud.

Double gratitude to a Linux Ninja who can just un-xz the file and put it on a server.

Red-faced thanks.
posted by ScarletPumpernickel at 7:06 PM on January 30, 2013

The Unarchiver opened the file on my Mac with nary a peep. Here's a plain old ZIP version.
posted by bcwinters at 8:24 PM on January 30, 2013

Thank you!
posted by ScarletPumpernickel at 9:57 AM on January 31, 2013

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