Unpackaged Font of the Week

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Bola

“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.

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!

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.


5 thoughts on “Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Bola

  1. Maybe I left a comment in this vein already…
    But I love these periodical font posts, I always download and try them out.

    I am using Anonymous Pro for all my monospace needs.

    Posted by Eitan | October 28, 2009, 4:04 pm
  2. unless someone objects I intended to package this one as well. I saw it when I was looking at Tiza, downloaded and packaged it already. Just didn’t want to just the gun and waiting for feedback on Tiza. I had a feeling this would be your next one =). I should have said something.

    Thanks again for these posts.


    Is that a rat terrier on your site?

    Posted by Edward | October 28, 2009, 6:37 pm


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