I opened an issue on launchpad and it was added to the Ubuntu Font Family Wishlist queue.
As an added bonus Mark Shuttleworth himself gave his blessing to this design effort (!)
It was a fun mail to start the day with 🙂
I want to quote one thing he wrote:
It *would* be useful if you could start building up a Hebrew community that can provide early and accurate feedback to DM when they start the Hebrew design process.
Had a solid advance with the design this weekend, some more letters have been finalized (ג, ל, ת), others have better variants to choose from (צ, ש, ק).
But – I’ve got to a point where i need some more eyes to look at the design.
In version 0.7 I colored the glyphs that I’m not yet happy with their current form, or have some variants we need to choose from.
I also numbered the letters so It will be easier for non Hebrew speakers to point to a specific glyph.
Ubuntu Font Heb v0.7.pdf
Ubuntu Font Heb v0.7.ai
Just a quick update:
I got some good tips from Maxim Ioresh (Creator of the Culmus Fonts Project) and had some insights of my own regarding some of the glyphs.
I am much more confident now that the design will be completed real fast.
Ubuntu Hebrew Font 0.6 – PDF
Ubuntu Hebrew Font 0.6 – Adobe Illustrator
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. Continue reading
There is a long time debate in the Gnome and Ubuntu community about the use of national flags as language indicators instead of country codes.
The basic argument is that for many languages there are several nationalities that use them, and that using flags as indicators might hurt the feelings of just annoy people (What do you use for English? American flag? UK flag? Maybe Australian flag? etc.).
Further more, in the past there were incidents with the use of some controversial flags that pissed of other nationalities (I’m sure there is a link for that somewhere, can’t find it), so eventually the use of flags as indicators was abandoned.
But what if you don’t care about all this dispute and just want the freedom to use nice icons instead of plain text? There is a fairly simple solution:
J.B. Kempf uploaded high-quality versions of the icons I made for the VideoLan Player to the Goodies section of the VideoLan site for everybody to download.
Oh, and the “Day of the Cones” image too 🙂