Skip to content
Permalink
Branch: master
Find file Copy path
Find file Copy path
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
70 lines (53 sloc) 3.4 KB

November 06, 2018

New and updated fonts

We're releasing new fonts to support Music and the following scripts: Ahom, Bassa Vah, Bhaiksuki, Caucasian Albanian, Duployan, Grantha, Gurmukhi, Hatran, Khudawadi, Linear A, Mahajani, Manichaean, Marchen, Mende Kikakui, Miao, Modi, Mro, Multani, Nabataean, Newa, Old Hungarian, Old North Arabian, Old Permic, Pahawh Hmong, Palmyrene, Pau Cin Hau, Psalter Pahlavi, Sharada, Sora Sompeng, Takri, Tamil Slanted, Tibetan, Tirhuta, and Warang Citi.

We're releasing updated versions of about 108 Noto families for about 90 scripts, built from sources using our open source pipeline. Many of these have additional weights, and some have multiple widths as well: Sans Kannada, Sans Malayalam and Serif Sinhala now have 36 styles, Serif Kannada now has 9 styles. A single font family Noto Sans Syriac replaced all three existing Syriac fonts.

Some number of families have not yet been updated, we will get to those as the phase 3 work continues. Others are obsoleted by newer designs. We will eventually move the fonts that will not get new updates to a new location to more clearly distinguish them.

The new fonts, although .ttf, are built on a 1000 upem grid. This means they cannot be merged with the older fonts built with the standard ttf 2048 upem. This is a problem for those who wish to build a single font file from multiple Noto fonts. Eventually this will improve, for now our apologies. We are also looking at other packaging to make using the fonts easier.

September 19, 2017

Phase 3 font update

We're releasing updated versions of about 75 Noto families, built from sources using our open source pipeline. Many of these have additional weights, and some have multiple widths as well. The result is the number of font files has increased about 10x over the previous set.

Most of the new fonts follow the original designs, but a few are new designs.

A number of families have not yet been updated, we will get to those as the phase 3 work progresses. Others are obsoleted by newer designs. We will eventually move the fonts that will not get new updates to a new location to more clearly distinguish them.

The new fonts, although .ttf, are built on a 1000 upem grid. This means they cannot be merged with the older fonts built with the standard ttf 2048 upem. This is a problem for those who wish to build a single font file from multiple Noto fonts. Eventually this will improve, for now our apologies. We are also looking at other packaging to make using the fonts easier.

September 29, 2015

All Noto fonts now licensed under Open Font License 1.1

With the new release we have moved from Apache 2.0 to Open Font License 1.1 (OFL 1.1). We are making this change because it makes it easier for you, the end users of Noto, to use the fonts that we produce. When we first released the Noto fonts the OFL license was still a bit of an unknown entity and the Apache license looked familiar to us. Over the years the OFL license has become the most commonly used and understood license to use for open source fonts.

All of our fonts going forward from this release will be available only under the OFL license. If you still want the fonts under the Apache license you can get them from the repo using the tag 'v2015-09-29-license-apache'. However, new fonts and updates to existing fonts will use the OFL license.

You can’t perform that action at this time.