Unpackaged Font of the Week

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Sniglet

Sniglet is a fun rounded, sans-serif font useful for headlines and other creative treaments. The font was created by Haley Fiege, and it supports a full Latin character set including accent marks (Haley notes both Icelandic and French are supported.) (P.S. Haley’s got some other great fonts for sale on dafont.com that you might want to give a try if you like Sniglet!) Sniglet is licensed under the Open Font License.

So, you want to package Sniglet?

Super! You’re totally kickin’! 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 Bola by Pablo Caro. Edward (AKA tk009) has again stepped up as he did for Tiza and has already packaged it and submitted a font package review request for Bola. (Fedora wiki font request page.) Both the Tiza font package review request and the Bola font package review request are waiting on someone to review them, so if you’ve got the time and inclination, please help out!

Thanks again to Edward for helping Fedora expand our inclusion of all the awesome openly-licensed fonts out there!

(P.S. I had a bit of a WordPress malfunction (I am so accustomed to implicit apply but apparently in schedule changes WordPress requires an explicit apply action) so there was a 15 minute window today during which you may have gotten a little sneak preview of another font I may post about it the future. 😉 )

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.


2 thoughts on “Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Sniglet

  1. You know, you’re going to need to convince Richard Hughes to add font previews to PackageKit somehow, with all the great new fonts coming down the pipeline… there are already so many that it’s hard to know which ones to actually install without trying them all out.

    Additionally it would be good to only be shown fonts for scripts that you actually care about, e.g. I don’t speak Arabic but I do speak English, Chinese and Korean, so I only want to see fonts that I have language support installed for on Fedora (minus one or two Unicode fonts that are installed on all systems by default).

    Posted by lukehutch | November 4, 2009, 12:02 pm


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