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|| ||[Press] PRESS RELEASE: Open Font Library Release 0.5: Calling All
Translators and Typophiles |
|| ||Mon, 9 Jul 2012 19:07:01 +0200|
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*San Francisco and Beijing, July 9, 2012*—Open Font
the preeminent online library of community-generated open fonts, is happy
to announce version 0.5. With the help of the Fabricatorz development and
design team, the new version is more instructive, organized and pretty.
These updates enhance the Open Font Library's commitment to the freedom of
fonts, but the new version places special emphasis on the role of people
and the community behind the project.
The new features and revisions increase the collaborative nature of the
Open Font Library. Chief among them is an online translation tool which
allows volunteers to improve language support on the site. The translation
tool is simple and straight-forward, with step-by-step instructions in the
Guidebook to walk translators through the process. Currently, Portuguese,
German, Polish, and Spanish translations are in development—which will
broaden the global appeal of the Open Font Library.
The Guidebook itself—Open Font Library's "How-to" manual, so to speak—has
received significant updates and revisions to assist those interested in
using the site in whatever capacity. Every page is now divided into three
main categories: Contribute, Information and Technical. The Guidebook pages
help explain everything from basic activities, like "How to report a bug"
and "How to contribute to an existing font", to technical concerns like,
“How to install FontForge” and the details of “Collaborative Design
"There are now more ways to participate in the Open Font Library than ever
before," says Open Font Library's lead developer Christopher Adams. "With
this latest release, everyone from serious type designers to curious
typophiles has a chance to get involved. That is the beauty of the Open
Font Library: it allows for a diverse community with a common passion to
work together, regardless of expertise."
With the 0.5 release, the Open Font Library aims to get even more people on
board with free fonts. You too can get started by signing up for a free
account <http://openfontlibrary.org/up>,reading the
and then uploading your first font <http://openfontlibrary.org/create>!
*About Open Font Library*
The mission of the Open Font Library (http://openfontlibrary.org) is to
promote your freedom as it relates to fonts. All of the typefaces contained
in the library are available under a free license, which gives you the
freedom to use, study, remix and share each and every font. The site is
powered by the Aiki Framework (http://aikiframework.org), a powerful web
framework for building network services using the AGPL license.
Fabricatorz (http://fabricatorz.com) is an open global production company
that makes successful projects from start to finish. We specialize in
developing software using Aiki Framework (http://aikiframework.org),
hardware using Qi Hardware (http://fabricatorz.com/projects/qi-hardware),
and community-building around the philosophies of Sharism (
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