Unpackaged Font of the Week

Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Chemist

Chemist is a handwriting-style font. One idea of a treatment that would work well with this font is using it for blockquotes in a print layout. The font was created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her late father.

So, you want to package Chemist?

Sweet! You’re the bomb! 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 Chunk Five by Meredith Mandel. Nobody has picked up the font package request yet! Would you like to?

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.


7 thoughts on “Unpackaged Open Font of the Week: Chemist

  1. Nice find. thanks for sharing

    Posted by Jim | November 25, 2009, 10:18 am
  2. I don’t think I have an eye for the artistic arts, so I really appreciate the suggestion for what this font could be used for, as I wouldn’t ever come up with something like that myself. Thanks!

    Posted by Kurt McKee | November 26, 2009, 1:41 am
  3. …an eye for the *visual* arts…

    Posted by Kurt McKee | November 26, 2009, 1:42 am
  4. I love the font. Unfortunately I have no way to open .sit files. Luckily I was able to find a .zip of it at http://www.fontspace.com/cathy-davies (for others who may be in the same boat I’m in)

    Posted by BostonPeng | November 26, 2009, 11:53 am
  5. My FUDBus to-do list reads as follows:

    1. Sugar Labs Oversight Board meeting and Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team meeting, both with Bernie, both with blogging immediately afterwards.

    2. Ensure all signs/logistics/scheduling/accounting for FUDCon are set insofar as I can do anything about them from the bus

    3. User research interviews

    4. Go through font packaging tutorial with Mo to knock a couple fonts out and also leave the tutorial better than when we started

    5. A Task To Be Disclosed On FUDBus

    #4 pending your willingness and free time, of course – but the bus ride is a long one. 😉

    Posted by Mel Chua | November 27, 2009, 3:49 pm
  6. I’ve reviewed mplus today so once again there are no font packages in the Fedora review queue waiting for reviewer action.

    Posted by Nicolas Mailhot | November 28, 2009, 1:59 pm


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