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System Name: freefont
Name: Free UCS Outline Fonts
Group Type: Official GNU software

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This software is part of the GNU Project.

We aim to provide a useful set of free outline (i.e. OpenType) fonts covering as much as possible of the Unicode character set. The set consists of three typefaces: one monospaced and two proportional (one with uniform and one with modulated stroke).

Registration Date: Tue 19 Feb 2002 09:25:24 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 4 - Beta


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     posted by Stevan_White, Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:15:56 PM UTC

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 03 May 2012 02:02:54 PM UTC

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 [...]

Change of version control to SVN
     posted by Stevan_White, Mon 12 Sep 2011 12:04:22 PM UTC

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 19 Sep 2010 02:25:42 PM UTC

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 Vietnamese should now be much more functional.  Lots of symbols have been added.  Many glyphs have been [...]

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