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Fonts derived from the handwriting of @randallmunroe, the xkcd webcomic author. Yes, it really is his handwriting, and he hopes we fix the pesky kerning:

I have never been as self-conscious about my handwriting as when I was inking in the caption for this comic. [Credit to xkcd]

This repository contains two fonts, xkcd Script and xkcd, each with their own characteristics (and limitations):

Font: xkcd Script

xkcd Script is a font derived from a handwriting sample provided by Randall. It is far less uniform than xkcd, and we think it is therefore more like a true script font.

Sample of xkcd-script

You can see the font as a live preview, or for more information about the font and how it is constructed see the xkcd-script/README.

Font: xkcd

The xkcd font was originally created by Randall, and was used in xkcd "The Pace of Modern Life" (April 1st, 2013). It is considerably more uniform than xkcd Script, which can result in more legibility at the cost of being slightly less like the actual xkcd comic.

Sample of xkcd



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.


Contribution guidelines exist to simplify the review process and ensure constency in the repository. In addition, font specific contribution guidelines can be found in the README of each font (xkcd-script, xkcd).