Tuesday, September 28

Ubuntu Font Officially Lands into Maverick, Final Installer Slideshow Revealed


Ubuntu font finally lands into Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". The font may be activated by default for the supported languages. If not then you have to change the font in your appearance settings.

An introduction to the Ubuntu Font:

The Ubuntu Font Family is very long-term endeavour, and the first time that a professionally-designed font has been funded specifically with the intent of being an on-going community expanded project.

The Ubuntu Font Family are a set of matching new libre/open fonts in development during 2010--2011. The development is being funded by Canonical Ltd on behalf the wider Free Software community and the Ubuntu project.  The technical font design work and implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag.

The new Ubuntu Font Family was started to enable the personality of  Ubuntu to be seen and felt in every menu, button and dialog. The typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually  hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens.

The scope of the Ubuntu Font Family includes all the languages used by the various Ubuntu users around the world in tune with Ubuntu's philosophy which states that every user should be able to use their  software in the language of their choice. So the Ubuntu Font Family  project will be extended to cover many more written languages.

Apart from many fixes, the new update drops 'beta' tag as it was with earlier version of the Ubuntu font.
Maverick users will get the new font via updates while Lucid users will have to download deb file meant for Maverick. The package is installable in Lucid and works fine.

Download Links:

Deb Package
Source Tarball

The official Ubuntu Font Website is: http://font.ubuntu.com/

Also, the final slideshow for the installer is revealed (watch in 480p)



Information about The Ubuntu Font is taken from files in the official Ubuntu Font Package in Ubuntu 10.10

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