Broaden your selection: Category/Text-creation
- BirdFont is a font editor which can generate fonts in SVG, EOT and TTF format.
- CheapskateFonts 2
- This is a collection of thirteen free software fonts. Styles include handwritten, sci-fi, basic sans serif and Roman, and others.
- DejaVu fonts
- The DejaVu fonts are a font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel. The family is available as TrueType fonts and also as third-party packages for various operating systems, including handhelds.
- Essays 1743 is based on the typeface used in a 1743 English translation of Montaigne's Essays (if you've read any of Neal Stephenson's last three books, you've seen this type of font). It contains 817 characters: all of ASCII, Latin-1, and Latin Extended A; some of Latin Extended B (basically, the ones that are more or less based on Roman letters); and a variety of other characters, such as oddball punctuation, numerals, etc. TrueType and PostScript forms are available.
- FontTools/TTX is a library to manipulate font files from Python. It supports reading and writing of TrueType/OpenType fonts, reading and writing of AFM files, reading (and partially writing) of PS Type 1 fonts. The package also contains a tool called "TTX" which converts TrueType/OpenType fonts to and from an XML-based format.
- fontconfig is a library for customizing and configuring fonts in a system, providing configuration, enumeration and substitution of fonts to other programs.
Applications can use fontconfig in two ways:
- by querying it for the available fonts on the system, or
- by querying it for a font matching certain parameters (comprising a pattern) as closely as possible.
- discover new fonts when installed automatically, removing a common source of configuration problems.
- perform font name substitution, so that appropriate alternative fonts can be selected if fonts are missing.
- identify the set of fonts required to completely cover a set of languages.
- have GUI configuration tools built as it uses an XML-based configuration file (though with autodiscovery, we believe this need is minimized).
- efficiently and quickly find the fonts you need among the set of fonts you have installed, even if you have installed thousands of fonts, while minimizing memory usage.
- be used in concert with the X Render Extension and FreeType to implement high quality, anti-aliased and subpixel rendered text on a display.
fontconfig does not:
- render the fonts themselves (this is left to FreeType or other rendering mechanisms)
- depend on the X Window System in any fashion, so that printer only applications do not have such dependencies
- Fontopia is an easy-to-use, text-based, console font editor. It's used to edit the fonts that GNU/Linux uses to display text on text-based terminals. Fontopia works on both PSF 1 & 2, BDF, Code Paged (CP) fonts, and Raw font files. It provides a user-friendly, easy-to-use glyph editor and it can easily change font metrics (e.g. length, width, and height) and convert between different font formats.
- Free Bangla Fonts
- The Free Bangla Fonts project is dedicated to creating free, completely Unicode compliant Open Type Bengali fonts. It also aims to be the central resource for getting and developing Free Bengali fonts. The initial goal is to release a full set of Bengali fonts that supports all the major Bengali Yuktakhars (conjuncts). The Akaash set of fonts aims to be such a set. We also plan to convert the other existing Free Bangla (non Unicode compliant) fonts into Unicode compliant Bengali Open Type fonts. Five sets of fonts are currently under development. The Akaash set will have three OTFs, AkaashNormal.ttf, AkaashWide.ttf and AkaashSlanted.ttf. Development is currently going on in the AkaashNormal.ttf, and we aim to move to AkaashWide and AkaashSlanted as soon as possible. The Ani set has two fonts, Ani.ttf and Mitra.ttf. The Mitra font is a monospaced fonts, which is useful in certain specialised applications. The Mukti set has four fonts, MuktiRegular.ttf, MuktiBold.ttf, MuktiNarrow.ttf, and MuktiNarrowBold.ttf. The Likhan and Sagar sets of fonts are also being developed.
- 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
- The FreeType project is a team of volunteers who develop free,
portable and high-quality software solutions for digital
typography. They specifically target embedded systems and focus
on bringing small, efficient and ubiquitous products.
The FreeType 2 library is their new software font engine. It has
been designed to provide the following important features: * A
universal and simple API to manage font files * Support for
several font formats through loadable modules * High-quality
anti-aliasing * High portability & performance
Supported font formats include: * TrueType files (.ttf) and
collections (.ttc) * Type 1 font files both in ASCII (.pfa) or
binary (.pfb) format * Type 1 Multiple Master fonts. The
FreeType 2 API also provides routines to manage design
instances easily * Type 1 CID-keyed fonts * OpenType/CFF (.otf)
fonts * CFF/Type 2 fonts * Adobe CEF fonts (.cef), used to
embed fonts in SVG documents with the Adobe SVG viewer plugin.
- Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts
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