Hello everybody!

I'm looking for the good sites which have many and many open source fonts which are under GPL for allowing me to modify and project the fonts for Ubuntu themes.

EULA, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 and CC BY-ND 3.0 s-u-c-k!

I need the open source and free fonts for projecting the Gnome and GTK themes for Ubuntu.

Do you know some good sites of many and many open source and GPL-like fonts?

Thank you!



I'm trying to gauge the importance of various collaboration scenarios... I hope you can spare a moment to consider the following scenario, and let me know your thoughts :-)

You publish a typeface family, "Alice," with 12 weights of roman and italic, covering full Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, under a 'libre' license. You publish all source files - FontLab VFBs including interpolation master outlines, OpenType feature files, and hinting files.

There needs to be this clause put in for GPL:

"As a special exception, if you create a document which uses this font, and embed this font or unaltered portions of this font into the document, this font does not by itself cause the resulting document to be covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why the document might be covered by the GNU General Public License. If you modify this font, you may extend this exception to your version of the font, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version."

Please state other differences between GPL and OFL.

By my count there are now three Hebrew fonts that are licensed with open source licenses:

  • The SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) Ezra SIL font
  • David Perry's Cardo (using SIL's Open Font License version 1.1)
  • and the Culmus Project's Ancient Semitic Scripts family of fonts including Keter YG (using GPL v2 with the font exception clause).
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