New Openly-Licensed font: Rufscript


My friend Hiran Venugopalan, a very talented designer whom I met at FOSS.in last December, has just released a new GPL 3 font-exception licensed font called Rufscript. It’s a handwriting font that would be really useful for comic strips and maybe labeling photos for a scrapbook.
What I really love about this font (besides how cool it looks!) is that it was created with a completely open source toolchain. Hiran used the GIMP, Inkscape, Font Forge, and GEdit to create this font.
Check out all the details and grab the font and font source for yourself at Hiran’s blog!
(By the way, I submitted a font wishlist request for tRufscript to be included in Fedora. So if you are a packager who likes it too, it would be awesome if you had the time to add it in… 🙂 🙂 🙂 )
UPDATE: Great news! Rahul has packaged this font up and submitted it for review! Yipee! 🙂

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    awesome
    Whoa! That font looks wicked cool. I'm glad to see that open source fonts are now innovating rather than focusing on catching up with non-free ones! Major win!

    1. Re: awesome
      While I share your enthusiasm about this font and will use in some personal projects, there is nothing innovative about this font, there are tons of proprietary fonts like it… and even some freely licensed. This one is just well done (at least at the first view).

  2. […] inspire folks to get involved in packaging, specifically font packaging. Shameless begging font package requests via blog have worked in the past. I think it’s maybe a little overwhelming to look at the […]

Leave a Reply to nicubunulj Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.