typography

Cloud and server
Ubuntu

Berlin: Typobau: Ubuntu Arabic Ausstellung/Exhibition

by Canonical on 19 April 2012

Some of original sketches for Ubuntu Arabic are about to go on display in Berlin! We’ve talked before about the work done by Rayan Abdullah on drawing and...

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Brand Guidelines get their own site

by Inayaili de León Persson on 27 January 2012

If you’ve ever had to create Ubuntu or Canonical related design materials, chances are you had a look at the Brand Guidelines, which, until now, have only...

Ubuntu

Some guidelines for warm grey text on the web

by Inayaili de León Persson on 26 January 2012

Warm grey is one of the neutral colours from Ubuntu and Canonical’s colour palette. It has been added to the palette for balance, being a bridge between the...

Ubuntu

Убу́нту Моно: «Г» «Њ њ Љ љ» «Ђ ђ Ћ ћ»

by Canonical on 1 December 2011

Amélie Bonet at Dalton Maag has drawn up redesigns for a number of the Cyrillic and Serbian/Balkans characters that weren’t as clear, or ideal as they could...

Ubuntu

Thanks a billion! Ubuntu on Google Webfonts

by Canonical on 16 October 2011

Kudos to everyone using the Ubuntu Font Family on their websites as a web font! This week the total to date reached over one billion requests—and it’ll go up...

Ubuntu

Modified Ubuntu: Software Freedom Day

by Canonical on 21 September 2011

To celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011 we got sent one of the banners showing the new SFD logo. The logo design is based around a custom-modified version of...

Ubuntu

A monospace that looks like a proportional

by Canonical on 14 September 2011

To join the Ubuntu Monospace beta and give feedback, apply to the ubuntu-typeface-interest team on Launchpad and follow the PPA instructions after being...

Ubuntu

History of the Alphabet (Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic)

by Canonical on 22 August 2011

The BBC just put up a five-minute audio slideshow “The story of how we got our alphabets” about the development of western writing, starting in 3,000 BC in...

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Arabic, in print!

by Canonical on 15 August 2011

A beta of Ubuntu Font Family Arabic, in print as part of the testing and debugging process for the Arabic coverage.The magazine is an intriguing tri-lingual...

Ubuntu

Kashmiri Arabic script – questions, questions…

by Canonical on 23 June 2011

We are now putting the two complex scripts Hebrew and Arabic together. Although the basic design of the Arabic was finalised some months ago we have been...

Ubuntu

Hebrew and Arabic on track

by Canonical on 4 January 2011

Although I haven’t posted much recently we have still been working away. Besides the latest update to Version 0.7 of the core fonts, which posed some...