Here's the thing: Robin_Watts (apparently Robin Watts ) and kens (apparently Ken Sharp) have told me over IRC that the fonts are only licensed to Artifex by URW with the condition to have it shared as AFPL. That means that a new license from the creators (with the corresponding money and willingness) would be required for them to offer it as AGPL or anything else.
The conversation should appear at https://ghostscript.com/irclogs/2018/01/03.html eventually.
So in this document there's a list of thinks, one of which theoretically should host Universalist http://designingwithlibreoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/DWL_fullbook.pdf
First list has a copy of Universalist! http://arkandis.tuxfamily.org/adffonts.html
let's hope it works, is nice and has available source code
here's the official Perun website apparently https://localfonts.eu/freefonts/bulgarian-cyrillic/perun/
and here's the guy who made it https://www.behance.net/stefanpeev
absolute respect for this absolute 👏 mad 👏 lad 👏
there's apparently also Sophia Nubian as well
I'm impressed - how was it SO DAMN HARD to find these open source versions of Univers? Makes me think it may have even been on purpose, but I rather think that it's just that too little people have been interested and those who were asked to people who didn't want to make the effort to check.
Sophia Nubian is even available in distros like Debian (https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fonts-sil-sophia-nubian) and Ubuntu (https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/fonts/fonts-sil-sophia-nubian)... but not on Arch! Huh.
Will compare these now
I'm going to try to both be more specific about what I'm looking for and make it so it's broader and I can find new stuff.
I'm looking for an open source neogrotesque sans-serif typeface with a wide set of variants (particularly regular, bold, italic, bold italic, and all of those but for condensed), something along the lines of Univers or Suisse Int'l.
For a lack of something that's exactly like I was looking for... a superfamily that seems close enough and somehow isn't well known yet https://tribby.com/fonts/barlow/
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