I’ve decided to try to feature one cool unpackaged-in-Fedora but freely-licensed font per week for the foreseeable future. There’s a couple of reasons I’d like to do this:
- To simply keep up with the freely-licensed font options available, and share them for other designers’ benefit. Since I last did a review of freely-licensed fonts in September 2007, there has been a huge explosion of freely-licensed fonts, many of which are of a more impressive quality than ever available before. Whereas not so long ago in the past I could rattle off a handful of freely-licensed fonts I considered ‘good’ off the top of my head, these days it’s hard for me to keep up!
- To inspire folks to get involved in packaging, specifically font packaging. Shameless begging font package requests via blog have worked in the past. I think it’s maybe a little overwhelming to look at the font SIG font wishlist and figure out which font to package. By highlighting one font at a time, I’m hoping to make it a little less overwhelming.
We are making awesome progress in expanding the number of fonts available in Fedora, by the way. This is thanks to the efforts of Nicolas Mailhot and the rest of the Fedora Fonts SIG and font packagers. If you want to help, join the cause, and maybe pick a font in these weekly highlights & try your hand at packaging it!
The M+ fonts are a clean set of sans-serif fonts designed by Morishita Coji. They come in a nice range of weights, including normal, heavy, thin, ultra-thin, medium, bold, and ultra-bold.
- Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/M%2B_fonts
- Upstream Homepage: http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/index-en.html
Any takers for packaging m+ fonts? 🙂