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DejaVu fonts


The DejaVu fonts are a font family based on the Bitstream Vera fonts release 1.10. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development.


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
DejaVu TTF, hinting, locl Part Bitstream Vera, part public domain FE-ML dejavu-fonts dejavu-fonts

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
Condensed, Extralight ar, hy, ka, nko, lo, tfng
ar, ka, lo
Condensed ka

Additional information

DejaVu is one of the most popular free and open-source derivatives of the Bitstream Vera font family.

Thanks to the release of Bitstream Vera with a free and open-source license in April 2003, it has been possible for font designers to innovate by increasing the language coverage to support more Latin-based languages, Cyrillic, Greek and other scripts. For a list of such innovative font projects based on Bitstream Vera, see the Bitstream Vera derivatives list .

The Fedora default font changed to DejaVu LGC at Fedora Core 6 release time. DejaVu LGC is a DejaVu derivative with only Latin, Greek and Cyrillic glyphs.

Starting from the Fedora 9 release, DejaVu replaces Dejavu LGC as default Fedora font. DejaVu LGC is now built as a DejaVu subpackage.

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