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     posted by Stevan_White, Thu Apr 25 12:15:56 2013 - 0 replies

Now there's an FAQ, by request:

These are paraphrases of questions that have really been asked, most of them repeatedly (so it's at least an RAQ.)

New release 2012-05-03
     posted by Stevan_White, Thu May 3 14:02:54 2012 - 0 replies

There's a new release! It's
Find binaries and sources at

There are lots of improvements, thanks to the efforts of many contributors.

Main efforts

Latin, Greek, Cyrillic ...

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Change of version control to SVN
     posted by Stevan_White, Mon Sep 12 12:04:22 2011 - 0 replies

The version control system for the project source files has been changed from CVS to SVN, for the improvements in manipulating directories, etc.

Anyone who checks the project out read-only, should now do so using

svn co svn://


New release 2010-09-19
     posted by Stevan_White, Sun Sep 19 14:25:42 2010 - 0 replies

A year and a half has passed since the last release. The delay was largely my fault--you have my apologies. A lot has happened though. Several new ranges have been added, some of which are hard to find anywhere as free software. Sinhala and ...

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Release 2009, Jan 4
     posted by Stevan_White, Sun Jan 4 16:32:48 2009 - 0 replies

This is a maintenance release on the previous release of GNU FreeFont.

Get it at
Look for files dated

There are three main changes.

1) The Glagolitic range has been removed, due to an unfortunate mistake (mea culpa!) regarding licensing of the font on which the range is based. ...

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Release December 2008
     posted by Stevan_White, Fri Dec 26 23:01:07 2008 - 0 replies

Another release of Gnu FreeFont, now with *kerning*, and several new ranges!

Download it at
Find versions dated 20081226

See below for more details, and the release ChangeLog file for even more.

Big technical improvement ...

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Ubuntu Intrepid includes March 2008 release
     posted by Stevan_White, Fri Dec 26 12:11:40 2008 - 0 replies

Recent FreeFont releases finally appear in Linux distros!

This week I installed Ubuntu Linux version 8.10 (Interepid Ibex), which was released on Oct. 30. It includes the FreeFont release of March 2008, pulled down from Debian unstable! ...

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New Release
     posted by Stevan_White, Fri Sep 12 05:56:28 2008 - 0 replies

A major release has been made of GNU FreeFont, including many technical improvements, the addition and removal of some script ranges, and many bug fixes.

Download it at
Find versions dated 20080912

See below for more details, and the release ChangeLog file for even more. ...

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New web pages
     posted by Stevan_White, Sun Aug 24 18:34:08 2008 - 0 replies

Check them out!

This is in anticipation of a new release of the font itself.

Particularly, note the "coverage" page, which contains a table of character ranges vs. their coverage by the different faces of FreeFont. The table was generated by a FontForge script, now in CVS. ...

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New Release
     posted by Stevan_White, Sun Mar 23 15:50:25 2008 - 0 replies

I'm pleased to announce another release of GNU FreeFont.

This release addresses mostly technical issues with the fonts. Several outstanding bug reports are fixed, and some characters are added, especially Math symbols.

Download it at ...

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Older News Approved
CVS merged with Debian sources posted by Stevan_White, Mon Feb 11 19:49:28 2008 - 0 replies
New release of free UCS outline fonts posted by peterlin, Tue Dec 6 12:30:55 2005 - 0 replies
Free Monospaced family MES-1 compliant posted by peterlin, Tue Apr 16 15:28:16 2002 - 0 replies
FreeMono and FreeMonoOblique MES-1 compliant posted by peterlin, Wed Mar 20 20:51:57 2002 - 0 replies
Initial pre-release of fonts posted by peterlin, Wed Feb 20 19:58:03 2002 - 0 replies
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