[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu-Title font

Justin Dugger jldugger at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 14 06:45:36 BST 2008

Hi Ubuntu Artwork Team,

I've been tweaking an Ubuntu business card design a little bit, and
during this discovered the following bug:
 It was suggested by a triager that I bring it up on the list, so here
I am.

What I'd like to do is bring the ubuntu-title font up to everyday
usable standards. ubuntu-title is a recognizable branding font, used
in the logos, boot screen, advertising and even some fan magazines.
Currently there are a host of silly flaws in letters outside u, b, n,
and t ("ubuntu"). As a simple test of the process, I'd like to fix the
lowercase g glyph.

The steps the Artwork Team might take are:
1. Read the above bug and change the status from "invalid" to
"confirmed" or "triaged" that it should be fixed.
2. Assign it to the Art Team or to someone in particular (I can give it a shot)
3. Upload the suggested fix to a bzr branch
4. Review the fix.
5. Review this process.

I know a lot of people might be afraid of font design, believing it to
be hard and unknowable, so let me demonstrate my own ignorance by
asking a simple question: can anyone get FontForge to use the
ubuntu-title.sfd provided in source package ttf-ubuntu-title in Hardy?
All I get is blanks =(

Justin Dugger

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