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A page on Fedora Fonts

The Fonts SIG adheres to the same standards as the rest of the Fedora Project, which means there is some amount of formal process. Don't let this put you off, however. You are more than welcome on the SIG list or in any of our other forums.

How you can help

The SIG scope is wide, we are chronically short-handed, and there is plenty of room for people with different inclinations and skills levels. Just choose the activity that fits you best.

Signing up

Ask the list
If you have any problems with the following steps, post a question to the list. The members are happy to help you with any problems you might have, and you will likely get an answer in just a few minutes or hours.

Steps to join the Fonts SIG
Subscribe to the main SIG list:
  • the bugs list is optional,
  • sending a self introduction message is appreciated, but lurking for a while is perfectly ok.
Become familiar with the SIG:
Sign up for a Fedora account:
  • the account system has many benefits; it helps us maintain our Free and Open Source status,
  • you'll need an account for wiki editing, which is required for most SIG activities,
  • find out more about the account system, which includes FAQs about common concerns.
And if you intend to do some packaging:
  • apply to the cvsextras group by clicking the Apply! button there once you've completed the Fedora account sign-up step,
    • this request will be acted upon at the end of the package review.
  • obtain an account in Red Hat's Bugzilla:
    • fedora bugs and packaging reviews are tracked there,
    • please use the same address you used to get your Fedora account.
  • follow the general new Fedora packager process. Don't be afraid of its length:
    • you'll have already taken care of many steps,
    • the fonts packaging section will always list the most important font-related packaging informations.
Optionaly, you can also:
  • join the ##fonts IRC channel on and discuss free/open fonts there:
    • the SIG is composed of people living in many different parts of the world; they won't be available every hour of the day. The list is slower but safer.
    • the channel is shared with other distributions, every user won't be Fedora-oriented.
  • follow the SIG activity on the bugs list:
    • there are many ways to do so, since the list is read-only consulting an archive periodically is fine.
  • add the Fonts SIG members category to your Fedora wiki homepage.
Choose something to do, and announce it on the list:
  • for example, take care of some items in our packaging wishlist,
  • this is a great way to get started in the project. It lets everyone know what you would like to work on, and they can advise you on the best way forward

Remember, you choose your form and level of commitment, and the list is here to help. The more people will appreciate your activities, the more likely they'll be to support you.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.