[Design-team] Fedora Branding Fonts

Nelson Marques nmo.marques at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 18:17:52 UTC 2010


 I'm not quite sure on what you mean with accents. They seem to work
properly for me, I mean even in latin words which are full of them. I
actually have MgOpen Modata as my default font for my GNOME theme and
I've never identified any problem beyond the €.

 The description says: "The MgOpen fonts are a font family that includes
Latin and Greek glyphs." > the accents are widely used in latin
languages like spanish and portuguese.

 In attachment. The only problem I've actually seen on MgOpen Modata was
that it's lacking some symbols, amongst them the Euro (€) sign. The
accents seem to work.

  This are the packages I have installed:

[root at barracuda ~]# rpm -qi `rpm -qa | grep mgopen-modata`
Name        : mgopen-modata-fonts          Relocations: (not
Version     : 0.20050515                        Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 16.fc12                       Build Date: Mon 27 Jul 2009
02:32:39 AM WEST
Install Date: Tue 25 May 2010 08:31:15 PM WEST      Build Host:
Group       : User Interface/X              Source RPM:
Size        : 295225                           License: MgOpen
Signature   : RSA/8, Thu 25 Feb 2010 10:19:49 PM WET, Key ID
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
Summary     : Truetype fixed-stroke-width sans serif font faces
Description :
The MgOpen fonts are a font family that includes Latin and Greek glyphs.
The fonts have been released under a liberal license, similar to the
license covering the Bitstream Vera fonts.
This package contains the MgOpen Modata sans serif fixed-stroke-width
which is based on the design of VAG rounded.
[root at barracuda ~]# rpm -qa | grep mgopen

 Hope this helps,


On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 14:02 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Hi folks!
> I put together a wiki page on our Fedora font discussion from our team
> meeting on Tuesday:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/Fedora_Branding_Fonts
> Here's a summary of the page, but please feel free to modify it and add
> any additional font suggestions you've got! We'll collect font
> suggestions at next Tuesday's meeting as well!
> The Problem 
> ===========
> MgOpen Modata doesn't support accent marks very well. For example, I
> (Máirín) can't write my own name in MgOpen Modata. This became a big
> problem when Luya, one of our designers, put together 'Muffin', the
> French Fedora Community magazine. Luya ended up using the font Comfortaa
> for Muffin so the French language was understandable!
> Another problem, somewhat orthogonal to the i18n problem, is that the
> logotype for the Fedora project is Bryant2, a closed and quite expensive
> font.
> Requirements 
> ============
>       * The font must support accent marks for the Latin-based character
>         sets we support. 
>       * The font must be open source. If a suitable 'free' font is
>         found, we must come to an agreement on changing the license to
>         one acceptable for inclusion on Fedora with the font author
>         before it may be used.
>       * The font shouldn't be too much of a departure from our brand.
>         Ideally the headline font could replace the Bryant2 in our logo
>         without much non-designer notice!
> The Proposal 
> ============
> We should put together a proposal for the following fonts:
>       * Official Headline Font - to be used both on-screen and in print.
>       * Official Screen body text font - to be used in on-screen media
>         (websites, electronic docs, etc.)
>       * Official Print body text font - to be used in print media, such
>         as newsletters.
>       * CJKV headline font - to coordinate
>       * Indic headline font - to coordinate
> In the design team meeting on 29 June 2010, our initial cut at a
> proposal (without much research into alternative fonts) was:
>       * Official Headline font - Comfortaa or Quicksand or Arista 2.0
>       * Official screen body text - Droid Sans
>       * Official Print body text - Droid Serif
> Suggested Fonts 
> ===============
> Comfortaa 
> Quicksand 
> Droid Sans 
> Droid Serif 
> Arista 2.0 
> ~m
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