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metapackage for open font design

All the tools you need to design, adapt, improve and hack on open fonts, including recommendations for the ones needed to do font design in a collaborative manner using VCS (version control systems).

A growing number of high-quality fonts are released under the Open Font License (or similar recognized font-specific licenses) to allow distributing, modifying, improving and branching by others including adding new glyphs and smart behaviours, extending the Unicode coverage, improving hinting and allowing new languages to be supported on the free desktop and, of course, fixing bugs.

The various OFL'ed fonts are listed at http://scripts.sil.org/OFL_fonts and at http://unifont.org/fontguide

Further resources, tools and documentation about font design, writing systems implementations and packaging can be found on these community websites:

 - the Open Font Library: http://www.openfontlibrary.org
 - the Unifont.org fontguide: http://unifont.org
 - the Debian fonts task force website: http://pkg-fonts.alioth.debian.org
 - the Ubuntu fonts team website: http://launchpad.net/people/fonts
 - the Fedora font SIG : http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fonts_SIG
 - SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative website: http://scripts.sil.org
 - the ScripSource community website: http://scriptsource.org

Happy open font hacking!

Tags: Role: Metapackage, Works with: Fonts

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