Category:Fonts SIG

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Activities

The Fonts Special Interest Group is an informal group of Fedora Linux contributors. It is dedicated to improving fonts availability and text rendering/layouting in the distribution and its other Linux derivatives.

Join us and help:

Fonts SIG activities
Activity OS Developer Translator Content Writer Designer People Person
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  • package new fonts and font tools,
  • review font packages before Fedora inclusion,
  • fix font or text problems in applications and libraries,
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  • propose good Fedora fonts defaults,
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  • identify font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs,
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  • convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly license,
  • recruit possible free/libre font authors,
  • recruit new SIG members,
  • get font or text problems fixed,
  • improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
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  • document font creation tasks,
  • document free/libre font release best practices,
  • document free/libre font packaging,
  • clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
  • identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
  • convert wiki information to other document formats.
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Any font or text-related activity can be tackled, as long as the result is free/libre and compatible with the Fedora objectives.

The current SIG task list is published here.

Contacts

Mailing lists

Mailing list name Intended use Web archives
Source Gmane The mail archive
fedora-fonts-list Main SIG coordination channel, for human discussions.
Post your questions and proposals there.
Archives Archives Archives
fedora-fonts-bugs-list Automated tracking of font and text issues.
Consult it to follow new problem reports and fixes, CC it in issue trackers.
Archives Archives Archives

IRC

We do not have a dedicated IRC channel right now; the general low-traffic ##fonts channel on irc.freenode.net should be used instead. It is shared by all the FLOSS font groups and is distribution-agnostic.

SIG members

The following Fedora members contribute on a permanent or semi-permanent basis to this SIG:

  • MairinDuffy
  • BehdadEsfahbod
  • KevinFenzi
  • DimitrisGlezos
  • NicolasMailhot
  • HansUlrichNiedermann
  • JensPetersen
  • RahulSundaram
  • SimosXenitellis

External references

  • The freedesktop.org text layout working group regularly publishes materials on present and future state of text rendering on FLOSS desktops. They're all a must-read.
  • Ed Trager maintains the very complete unifont web site.
  • The Open Font Library is an effort to host open fonts, though all may not be free enough for Fedora.
  • Other distributions have fonts packaging projects, notably Debian and Ubuntu .

Subcategories

This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.