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GNU Freefont

https://www.gnu.org/software/freefont/
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


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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlater with exceptionKelly Hopkins23 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Steve White Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/freefont
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fonts-freefont
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ttf-freefont
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/freefont
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freefont-bugs
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/freefont
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freefont


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisitePython (used by automated build scripts, tests, etc)
Weak prerequisitemake (convenient automated build from Makefile)
Required to buildFontForge (for compiling SFD to TrueType/OpenType/etc format)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 May 2018.



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