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A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

Possible areas for improvement in font handling:

  • Modernize/complete the font selection/preview dialog. See:
  • Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
  • Font installation:
    • Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format)
    • If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see Features/AutomaticFontInstallation
  • Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see
  • Fix OOo:
    • Support CFF fonts ooo43029
    • Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts ooo16032, ooo78749
    • Fix the font selection (see before)
  • Fix the other problems identified 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.