SIL Andika fonts

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''Andika SIL fonts''
 
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''summary''
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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Andika is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font designed especially for
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literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers. The focus is
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on clear, easy-to-perceive letterforms that will not be readily confused with
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one another.
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A sans serif font is preferred by some literacy personnel for teaching people
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to read. Its forms are simpler and less cluttered than those of most serif
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fonts. For years, literacy workers have had to make do with fonts that were
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not really suitable for beginning readers and writers. In some cases, literacy
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specialists have had to tediously assemble letters from a variety of fonts in
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order to get all of the characters they need for their particular language
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project, resulting in confusing and unattractive publications. Andika
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addresses those issues.
  
  
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== Caveats ==
 
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Probably worth packaging even in its current pre-version state, designers can take years before they're satisfied a font can be final.
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Revision as of 12:39, 24 June 2008

A page on Fedora Fonts

Andika SIL fonts


Description

Andika is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers. The focus is on clear, easy-to-perceive letterforms that will not be readily confused with one another.

A sans serif font is preferred by some literacy personnel for teaching people to read. Its forms are simpler and less cluttered than those of most serif fonts. For years, literacy workers have had to make do with fonts that were not really suitable for beginning readers and writers. In some cases, literacy specialists have had to tediously assemble letters from a variety of fonts in order to get all of the characters they need for their particular language project, resulting in confusing and unattractive publications. Andika addresses those issues.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Andika TTF OFL 452663


Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace


Caveats

  • Early version, more faces and coverage to come.


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