“Bola” means ball in Spanish, and it’s a pretty accurate name considering the ball-shaped letters of Bola, a chunky and geometric decorative font useful for headlines and other creative treatments. The font was created by Pablo Caro, who is the same creator of last week’s font, Tiza. It supports many accent marks in addition to the base ASCII set of characters. Bola is licensed under the Open Font License.
Bola to me has a bit of a 60’s vibe to it, although I could kind of see it being kind of disco-y as well. If you’re not into the retro thing, you can go the route I took in the type sample and go for robots.
- Fedora Font Wishlist Entry: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NS_Bola_fonts
- Upstream Homepage: http://nuevostudio.com/projects/bola/
So, you want to package Bola?
Wonderful! You’re the bees’ knees! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header:
Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here:
And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list:
Last week’s font
Last week’s font was Tiza by Pablo Caro. The Fedora wiki font entry has been upgraded from the wishlist state to the in-progress state by Edward (AKA tk009), who has kindly taken a stab at packaging it. It’s still pending package review, so if you can help review it, we’d greatly appreciate it. Nice job, Edward!