[Design-team] MgOpen Modata & accents

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jun 4 03:40:27 UTC 2010

Luya's blog post tonight [1] reminded me of an ongoing issue we have -
our secondary font, MgOpen Modata, doesn't have basic accent marks (I
can't even write my own name in it.) 

Do we want to consider switching to a different font that does? There
are more openly-licensed fonts than ever, far more than when we
initially decided to go with MgOpen Modata. I found this font that has a
similar rounded look (it's a wider and more widely-spaced font, but I
think that's okay) and it seems to cover all the basic accents including
acute, grave, umlat, circumflex, etc.:


It's called Quicksand. The author has said he has released it
'license-free' and commercial use is permitted. We would need to get in
touch with him and see if he would be amenable to releasing it under a
recognized open font license before we could include it in Fedora, but
he does seem responsive in the typophile forums [2]. 

What do you think?



[2] http://www.typophile.com/node/50437#comment-346232

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