Tag: font

There are 25 posts filed with the tag 'font'.

  • Убу́нту Моно: «Г» «Њ њ Љ љ» «Ђ ђ Ћ ћ»

    Paul Sladen,

    Amélie Bonet at Dalton Maag has drawn up redesigns for a number of the Cyrillic and Serbian/Balkans characters that weren’t as clear, or ideal as they could have been. If you use these characters, please help give feedback about whether the suggested improvements are sufficient, or whether they could be improved further. For Greek, there is also a proposed fix to monospace Gamma.

  • Ubuntu Arabic, in print!

    Paul Sladen,

    A beta of Ubuntu Font Family Arabic, in print as part of the testing and debugging process for the Arabic coverage.

    The magazine is an intriguing tri-lingual production published by the Cultural Office of Saudi Arabia in Germany … German and English articles using Latin script at one cover and Arabic from the other.

  • Kashmiri Arabic script – questions, questions…

    Bruno Maag,

    We are now putting the two complex scripts Hebrew and Arabic together. Although the basic design of the Arabic was finalised some months ago we have been doing a lot of background work investigating language support, and thus defining a glyph set. This work has led us to have aprox. another 1,000 glyphs in the font supporting languages such as Kashmiri. Our designer Jonathan Pierini currently has the task (some would say unfortunate) of compiling the various glyphs and their diacritics. Whilst doing this we have come across a few situations which we hope someone from the Ubuntu community can help us with…

  • The monospace is coming

    Bruno Maag,

    In contrast to a proportionally spaced font a the characters in a monospace occupy all exactly the same width. In…

  • Of hinting and tables

    Bruno Maag,

    I hope regular readers of the design blogs don’t think that we have abandoned our programme of telling you all…

  • A space odyssey

    Bruno Maag,

    Time flies and it’s already time for our next blog entry on the design of the Ubuntu font suite. Below…

  • Something New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type

    Mark Shuttleworth,

    The Ubuntu font represents the values of Ubuntu and Canonical, distilled into a typeface that is highly legible on screen, clean and balanced in print, professionally designed yet imbued with the wisdom of the whole Ubuntu community. I hope it’s a benchmark for more libre font work, and a catalyst for improvements in the tools of typography.

  • Intial Hebrew trials

    Bruno Maag,

    The Ubuntu project is going full speed. We have started intial work on the Hebrew and would like to share…

  • Charactersets

    Iain Farrell,

    In this latest post discussing development of the Ubuntu family of fonts, Bruno discusses scope, charactersets and what’s coming as…

  • A true italic

    Iain Farrell,

    In this latest post from Dalton Maag Lukas Paltram updates us on the development thinking that went into the italics in the new Ubuntu font family.

  • The first milestone

    Iain Farrell,

    As work on the font continues we thought it would be good to get some insight from the people working on developing it. In the first of these posts, Bruno Maag explains where the team are and what’s coming.

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