New free font from Adobe and a cool kickstarter project

Discovered yesterday that Paul Hunt of Adobe released a new font under a permisive license called Source Sans Pro. It looks quite nice and even adds Navajo support, probably as the first free font to do so. Hopefully we can get this packaged in Fedora and elsewhere quite quickly.

Another item that caught my eye is the Kickstarter for Oculus Rift, which is a VR glasses device which will include Linux support. Usually a bit sceptical about throwing out significant money on projects by people I don’t know off quite well already. But warm endorsements from people like Carmack and Gabe Newell convinced me that this was the real thing. With Gabe being so enamoured by it, maybe we can manage to get support for it in the Linux version of L4D2 :)


#1 Nirbheek Chauhan on 08.03.12 at 15:37

Gentoo shipped it yesterday, almost as soon as it was announced. ;)

#2 foo on 08.03.12 at 19:44

Sadly the font suffers from the AFDKO trap. You might remember the Java trap, which was similar until OpenJDK came out. Until Adobe release AFDKO under a free license you will not be able to patch the source and rebuild the font.

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