Font description template

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A page on Fedora Fonts

  • This template plays a huge part in the lifecycle of our font packages.
  • Use it to create « Name_Font » or « Name_Fonts » pages:
    • Name_Fonts should be « Foo_fonts » and not « FooFonts_fonts » or « FooFont_fonts ».
    • use the Foundry Name convention if necessary (i.e « SIL_Abyssinica_fonts » good, « Abyssinica_SIL_fonts » bad).
  • Frames that use this style are redaction tips. Please remove them from your page once they are no longer necessary. Do the same for the lorem ipsum bits.
  • Remember the more complete and accurate the information you add is, the more likely a font is to be packaged and widely used.
  • Do not forget to update the page categorization once the font status changes.

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Replace the preceding line with a package summary proposal. For example « Foo decorative font ».
Correct the proposal and replace it with the final package summary.



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Replace the preceding paragraph with a package description proposal.
Correct the proposal and replace it with the final package description.


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Fill in the following information:
  • Homepage ① is a link to the font project upstream home, for example DejaVu.
  • Format ② can be TTF, OTF or any other font format. If the font includes advanced smart font features such as locl or hinting, please document them too.
  • License ③ should correspond to an entry on our legal page. If that's not the case please follow the procedure documented on that page to check the license acceptability.
  • Once a package has entered the review stage, add a Review reference ④ such as 181994. You can reference this wiki page in your review request as additionnal information. Please do not forget to CC on your bugzilla ticket.
  • Once a package has been approved, add the corresponding:

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
  • Add as many lines as necessary in the preceding table. Be careful not to mix faces with different characteristics on the same line (for example if a font bundle includes a serif font with a regular and bold face, and a sans-serif font with regular, bold, italic and bold-italic faces, use two different lines).
  • Use ✘s to indicate a common feature is present.
  • Other features can be filled this way:
    • other styles ①: fantasy, cursive, etc,
    • other faces ②: condensed, extralight, etc,
    • other scripts ③: list the corresponding IS0 15924 codes. Tools like gucharmap or fileformat's online test can be used to check coverage if upstream's information is not clear enough.


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List there the elements you know of that will impact packaging activity, such as licensing that needs clarifying, an upstream that uses a specific non-english language to communicate, broken or incomplete build scripts, etc.
Take care of those items and remove them from the page once they've been dealt with.

Additionnal information

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Reviewer and packager
If you have some additionnal information that does not fit in the previous sections, add it there.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.

You MUST replace the Category:Fonts SIG and Category:Documentation tag with Category:Font wishlist.
You MUST replace the Category:Font wishlist tag with:
Requester and packager
You MAY additionnaly tag your page with one of the following categories: