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|Full description=The GNU FreeFont project aims to provide a useful set of free scalable (i.e., OpenType) fonts covering as much as possible of the ISO 10646/Unicode UCS (Universal Character Set). It includes:
 
|Full description=The GNU FreeFont project aims to provide a useful set of free scalable (i.e., OpenType) fonts covering as much as possible of the ISO 10646/Unicode UCS (Universal Character Set). It includes:
 
<br />
 
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* ISO 8859 parts 1-15
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* Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic, with supplements for many languages
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* Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thaana, Syriac
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* Devanagari, Bengali, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Malayalam
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* Thai, Tai Le, Kayah Li, Hanunóo, Buginese
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* Cherokee, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
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* Ethiopian, Tifnagh, Vai, Osmanya, Coptic
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* Glagolitic, Gothic, Runic, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Phoenician, Old Italic
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* Braille, International Phonetic Alphabet (and extensions)
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* currency symbols, general punctuation and diacritical marks, dingbats
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* mathematical symbols (including much of the TeX repertoire of symbols)
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* technical symbols: APL, OCR, arrows,
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* geometrical shapes, box drawing
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* musical symbols, gaming symbols, miscellaneous symbols
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* CEN MES-3 European Unicode Subset
 
 
* IBM/Microsoft code pages 437, 850, 852, 1250, 1252 and more
 
 
* Microsoft/Adobe Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4)
 
 
* KOI8-R and KOI8-RU
 
 
* DEC VT100 graphics symbols
 
 
* International Phonetic Alphabet
 
 
* Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Ethiopian and Thai alphabets,
 
 
including Arabic presentation forms A/B<br />
 
 
* mathematical symbols, including the whole TeX repertoire of symbols,
 
 
APL symbols, etc.<br />
 
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|Status=Live
 
|Status=Live
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|IRC development=
 
|IRC development=
 
|Related projects=FontForge
 
|Related projects=FontForge
|Keywords=TrueType,font,printing,character set,opentype,PostScript Type0,10646/Unicode UCS
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|Keywords=TrueType,font,printing,character set,OpenType,PostScript Type0,10646/Unicode UCS
 
|Is GNU=y
 
|Is GNU=y
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review by=Steve White
|Last review date=2010-09-23
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|Last review date=2011-09-23
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Submitted date=2011-12-18
|Version identifier=20100919
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|Version identifier=20111218
 
|Version date=2010-09-19
 
|Version date=2010-09-19
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
|Prerequisite description=PfaEdit (for converting SFD sources to TrueType or other compiled font formats. Fonts in TrueType/OpenType format are also available for those who prefer them).
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|Prerequisite description=FontForge (for converting SFD sources to TrueType or other compiled font formats. Built fonts in TrueType/OpenType format are also available for immediate use).
 
}}
 
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Revision as of 08:21, 18 December 2011

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Freefont

http://www.gnu.org/software/freefont/
The GNU FreeFont project aims to provide a useful set of free scalable (i.e., OpenType) fonts covering as much as possible of the ISO 10646/Unicode UCS (Universal Character Set). It includes:

  • Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic, with supplements for many languages
  • Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thaana, Syriac
  • Devanagari, Bengali, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil, Malayalam
  • Thai, Tai Le, Kayah Li, Hanunóo, Buginese
  • Cherokee, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
  • Ethiopian, Tifnagh, Vai, Osmanya, Coptic
  • Glagolitic, Gothic, Runic, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Phoenician, Old Italic
  • Braille, International Phonetic Alphabet (and extensions)
  • currency symbols, general punctuation and diacritical marks, dingbats
  • mathematical symbols (including much of the TeX repertoire of symbols)
  • technical symbols: APL, OCR, arrows,
  • geometrical shapes, box drawing
  • musical symbols, gaming symbols (chess, checkers, mahjong), miscellaneous symbols


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Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:freefont

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released on 3 May 2012

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins23 September 2010
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins23 September 2010
GPLKelly Hopkins23 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email swhite@zipcon.net" Steve White Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Problem reporters Bug Tracking https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=freefont
General discussion group Mailing List Info/Archive https://savannah.gnu.org/mail/?group=freefont
Users Download http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freefont/
Users needing help Support https://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=freefont
Interested in recent developments General https://savannah.gnu.org/news/?group=freefont
Developers VCS Repository Webview http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/?root=freefont


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Python (used by automated build scripts, tests, etc)
Weak prerequisite make (convenient automated build from Makefile)
Required to build FontForge (for compiling SFD to TrueType/OpenType/etc format)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 May 2012.



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