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|GNU package identifier=freefont
|GNU package identifier=freefont
|User level=intermediate
|User level=intermediate
|VCS checkout
|VCS checkout command=svn co svn://
|Computer languages=Spline Font Database (SFD) format
|Computer languages=Spline Font Database (SFD) format
|Related projects=FontForge
|Related projects=FontForge

Revision as of 14:23, 18 December 2011


Free UCS outline fonts

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

Related Projects


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Leaders and contributors

Steve White Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
General discussion group Mailing List Info/Archive
Users Download
Users needing help Support
Interested in recent developments General
Developers VCS Repository Webview
Problem reporters Bug Tracking

Software prerequisites

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

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


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