On October 10th Ubuntu will launch it’s new version “Maverick Meerkat” and with it a new free and open source beautiful font simply called the Ubuntu Font.
Many foreign glyphs, and specifically Hebrew glyphs for this font are scheduled only for the next Ubuntu release (Natty Narwhal) on April 2011.
Update 2: Getting there! A cleaned up version (0.7) http://tombigel.com/2010/08/28/ubuntu-font-last-update-for-the-weekend/
Update 1: A new version of the work file (0.6) http://tombigel.com/2010/08/27/ubuntu-font-update/
An unusual muse found me today and I decided to try and design Hebrew glyphs for this font, and just maybe finish it fast enough so it will get into the October release.
Update: Too late for new additions to Maverick, say the good people of Ubuntu. bummer.
So , the 2 links below are a PDF and an Adobe Illustrator CS4 work file (Yeah.. bad me, using propriety software…) of today’s work, I’ll add more versions as I go along.
If you are a Hebrew font designer and wish to help, please contact me, I don’t know too much about the technicalities of TrueType font creation – Ligatures, Kerning, etc.
Any help will be appreciated.
And if you are working for Ubuntu – What do you say? If we work fast enough, can we add this to Maverick? Please?