From: C R
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:36 PM
To: inkscape-devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] Choosing an Open Font for Inkscape "DrawFreely".

Hey everyone! Okay, all votes are in, so we've narrowed it down to these fonts:

Please choose the number (in the upper left corner) of the font(s) you like the best, and reply here.
I will tally these votes with the user votes, and we'll have our new Draw Freely font!

Thanks again for your help and opinions. :)

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM, C R <cajhne@...400...> wrote:
TLDR: We are voting on an Open Font replacement for the "Draw Freely" Tagline. Jump down to the link and click it to see what the options are.

Since the feedback so far has been good on the user tutorial thread, I'd like to reach everyone I can to make this decision, in case not everyone is paying attention to the video tutorial stuff, so here's another opportunity to vote!

In short: we'd like to replace the "Draw Freely" tagline with a font which we will use as an official font for the Inkscape project. The main reason for this is that the currently used font is proprietary, and the general consensus (via mailing list and #inkscape) is that we'd like to replace it with an open alternative.

Reasons for this are:

1. We can not change the font - Thus, we are unable to add extra character support for other languages.
2. We can not use the font elsewhere without paying more license fees, and we would like to be able to use the same font on the website, in tutorial videos, and other user documentation.
3. We can not distribute the font with Inkscape materials without paying license fees.
4. Our users can't use the font in their own materials without paying license fees.
5. Open fonts rock, in all the same ways that Open Source software rocks, and contributes to creative freedom, which is in line with the project's creedo "Draw Freely".

Thus, I have pillaged Google's collection of fonts which are composed of fonts with the SIL Open Font license, and Apache Licenses, pulling out all the ones that looked scripty/handwritten. I have written a page that allows a preview of each of them along with the Inkscape logo here:

Use keyboard arrow-keys (left and right) to scroll through the fonts, and (up and down) keys to enlarge or decrease the font size to your liking (you can also click a link out of the list on the left to jump to your at-a-glance favs).

To vote on your favourites, just reply to this email with the font name(s), number(s), and/or a copy of the share link at the bottom of the page. 
If you've already voted, you don't need to again. :)



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