NewsForge: Smart Unicode Typefaces Released Under Free License
Mar 19, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SIL International, a non-government organization specializing
in linguistics, has released two new typefaces under a free
license. The fonts, Charis SIL and Doulos SIL, are early examples
of what SIL intends as a new standard for typefaces. Each font
includes a broad range of Unicode-based characters and symbols, and
is designed for use with so-called smart font technologies.
"Charis SIL and Doulos SIL are basic typefaces--proofs of
concept, you might say. Charis SIL is based on Bitstream Charter,
one of the first fonts designed for laser printers..."