New Openly-Licensed font: Rufscript

My friend Hiran Venugopalan, a very talented designer whom I met at FOSS.in last December, has just released a new GPL 3 font-exception licensed font called Rufscript. It’s a handwriting font that would be really useful for comic strips and maybe labeling photos for a scrapbook.

What I really love about this font (besides how cool it looks!) is that it was created with a completely open source toolchain. Hiran used the GIMP, Inkscape, Font Forge, and GEdit to create this font.

Check out all the details and grab the font and font source for yourself at Hiran’s blog!

(By the way, I submitted a font wishlist request for tRufscript to be included in Fedora. So if you are a packager who likes it too, it would be awesome if you had the time to add it in… 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

UPDATE: Great news! Rahul has packaged this font up and submitted it for review! Yipee! 🙂

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


3 thoughts on “New Openly-Licensed font: Rufscript

  1. awesome

    Whoa! That font looks wicked cool. I’m glad to see that open source fonts are now innovating rather than focusing on catching up with non-free ones! Major win!

    Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008, 3:35 pm
    • Re: awesome

      While I share your enthusiasm about this font and will use in some personal projects, there is nothing innovative about this font, there are tons of proprietary fonts like it… and even some freely licensed. This one is just well done (at least at the first view).

      Posted by nicubunulj | October 20, 2008, 5:57 am


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