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Revision as of 06:29, 19 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

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Download version 20120503 (beta)
released on 3 May 2012

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Leaders and contributors

Steve White Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Interested in recent developmentsGeneralhttps://savannah.gnu.org/news/?group=freefont
DevelopersVCS Repository Webviewhttp://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/?root=freefont
Problem reportersBug Trackinghttps://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=freefont
General discussion groupMailing List Info/Archivehttps://savannah.gnu.org/mail/?group=freefont
Users needing helpSupporthttps://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=freefont

Software prerequisites

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

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


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