Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Chemist

Chemist is a handwriting-style font. One idea of a treatment that would work well with this font is using it for blockquotes in a print layout. The font was created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her late father. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CDavies_Chemist_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://cathydavies.com/fonts.html So, you want to package Chemist? Sweet! You’re the bomb! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s font Last week’s font was Chunk Five by Meredith Mandel. Nobody has picked up the font package request yet! Would you like to?

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Chunk

Chunk is a fun slab serif decorative font that is useful for headlines and other creative treaments. The font was created by Meredith Mandel – check out Meredith’s Chunk type specimen poster for an idea of the type of treatments this font can shine in. Chunk is licensed under the Open Font License. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TLOMT_Chunk_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/4-chunk So, you want to package Chunk? Fantastic! You rock! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s font Last week’s font was Comic Serif Pro by Hannes von Döhren. Nobody has picked up the font package request yet! Would you like to?

Unpackaged Font of the Week: Comic Serif Pro

Comic Serif Pro is another fun font – it’s a slab serif font useful for headlines and other creative treaments – including comic books. 🙂 I actually found out about the font from my ever-awesome fellow FOSS artist pal Ryan Lerch, who showed me a comic mockup he’d made using it. I contacted the creator, Hannes von Döhren, who very graciously not only agreed to relicense the font under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, he also similarly licensed the rest of his impressive set of free fonts under CC-BY-3.0. (If you enjoy them, please consider giving Hannes a PayPal contribution on his site or consider purchasing from his collection of beautiful non-free fonts to show your appreciation.) Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HVD_Comic_Serif_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://www.hvdfonts.com/ (go to the ‘Free fonts’ menu) So, you want to package HVD Comic Serif Pro? Holy cow! You’re awesome! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s …

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Sniglet

Sniglet is a fun rounded, sans-serif font useful for headlines and other creative treaments. The font was created by Haley Fiege, and it supports a full Latin character set including accent marks (Haley notes both Icelandic and French are supported.) (P.S. Haley’s got some other great fonts for sale on dafont.com that you might want to give a try if you like Sniglet!) Sniglet is licensed under the Open Font License. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TLOMT_Sniglet_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://www.kingdomofawesome.com/sniglet.php So, you want to package Sniglet? Super! You’re totally kickin’! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s font Last week’s font was Bola by Pablo Caro. Edward (AKA tk009) has again stepped up as he did for Tiza and has already packaged it and submitted a font package review request for Bola. (Fedora wiki font request page.) Both the Tiza font package review request and the Bola font package review request are …

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Bola

“Bola” means ball in Spanish, and it’s a pretty accurate name considering the ball-shaped letters of Bola, a chunky and geometric decorative font useful for headlines and other creative treatments. The font was created by Pablo Caro, who is the same creator of last week’s font, Tiza. It supports many accent marks in addition to the base ASCII set of characters. Bola is licensed under the Open Font License. Bola to me has a bit of a 60’s vibe to it, although I could kind of see it being kind of disco-y as well. If you’re not into the retro thing, you can go the route I took in the type sample and go for robots. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NS_Bola_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://nuevostudio.com/projects/bola/ So, you want to package Bola? Wonderful! You’re the bees’ knees! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s font Last week’s font was Tiza by Pablo Caro. …

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Tiza

Tiza is a bold, chalkily-distressed Western-style slab font useful for headlines and other creative treatments. The font was created by Pablo Caro. It supports many accent marks in addition to the base ASCII set of characters. As Pablo notes on the Tiza page, this font was actually used as a design element for the 2008 Teen Choice Awards website! Tiza is licensed under the Open Font License. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NS_Tiza_fonts Upstream Homepage: http://nuevostudio.com/project/tiza/ So, you want to package Tiza? Fantastic! You rock! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_packaging And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fonts. Last week’s font Last week’s font was Anonymous Pro by Mark Simonson. The font has been upgraded from the wishlist state to the in-progress state by Robin Sonefors, and has already passed package review. Great work, Robin!

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Anonymous Pro

Anonymous Pro is a sans-serif monospaced font intended for use by programmers and in terminal applications. The character design takes special care to differentiate between commonly-confused characters such as O, 0, I, l, 1, ,, ., and so on. The font was created by Mark Simonson based off of some of his earlier work and the original bitmap font Anonymous by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AnonymousProFonts Upstream Homepage: http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymouspro.html Note that Mark licensed Anonymous Pro under the Open Font License very recently – as in, last Friday! My friend Corey showed me Anonymous Pro 3 weeks ago now, and I really liked it but the license wasn’t right for Fedora, so I emailed Mark and he said he’d been considering another license anyway, and here we are. 🙂 It never hurts to ask. If you see a font you like, but it’s under a freeware license that isn’t free & open source compatible, why not ask the font author to reconsider? So, you want to package Anonymous Pro? Fantastic! You rock! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fonts_SIG Our fonts packaging policy, …

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: m+ fonts

I’ve decided to try to feature one cool unpackaged-in-Fedora but freely-licensed font per week for the foreseeable future. There’s a couple of reasons I’d like to do this: To simply keep up with the freely-licensed font options available, and share them for other designers’ benefit. Since I last did a review of freely-licensed fonts in September 2007, there has been a huge explosion of freely-licensed fonts, many of which are of a more impressive quality than ever available before. Whereas not so long ago in the past I could rattle off a handful of freely-licensed fonts I considered ‘good’ off the top of my head, these days it’s hard for me to keep up! To 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 font SIG font wishlist and figure out which font to package. By highlighting one font at a time, I’m hoping to make it a little less overwhelming. We are making awesome progress in expanding the number of fonts available in Fedora, by the way. This is thanks to the efforts of Nicolas …