The Ubuntu Font, now with added Rupee

The Ubuntu Font has finally had its licence sorted out and been released to the masses. It has also been uploaded to the archive and set as default in Kubuntu.

I'm a big fan of the font, I find it distinctive but undistracting, suitable at large and small sizes, readable on screens and printed. Best of all this is the first time a font has been made with the intention of running it as an open project. It supports Latin, Cyrillic and Greek but there's plenty of work to be done to get it supporting e.g. Arabic (which has suffered from a lack of fonts made for computer use). I'm looking forward to monospace too since that's what I spend most of my day staring at.

Yesterday it gained the new Indian Rupee Sign, the which will make 10.10 the first operating system to include it by default.

Quick, time to take over India!

Expect the internet to be running slow on Sunday


Cool! You could patch the INR currency file (kdebase/runtime/localization/currency/inr.desktop) in Kubuntu to use it as the default symbol, then KDE would be the first desktop to support it too :-) I won't make it the default in trunk yet until it's more widespread, but I will make it an option.

By odysseus at Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:34