Linux Biolinum

43298 downloads Public domain / GPL / OFL
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LOFP - Libertine Open Fonts Project

1. OPEN FONTS PROJECT'S AIMS

We work on a serif and organic grotesque font-family for practical use in documents.

Our project aims at creating a free alternative to the standard W*ndows Font (T*mes).

But neveretheless Libertine and Biolinum are not a clone of any common font!

They have been developed from scratch and go different ways in typography

than the Times or Arial. Just the useability and the dimensions shall be similar,

Libertine should be even better for typical office use! If you want Times- and

Arial-clones go elsewhere. If you just need reliable and good typography

give our fonts a chance. If you want to know more about the design of

Libertine and Biolinum, have a look at our website.

2. LICENSE AND OPENSOURCE

We publish our fonts under the terms of the GPL (see GPL.txt) and OFL (OFL.txt)

-> see also LICENCE.txt!

The OpenSource-tool Fontforge is used as font editor (see http://fontforge.sf.net).

3. FONT FORMATS: TTF, OTF, SVG, WOFF

The font files are available as TTF (TrueType), OTF (OpenType),

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and WOFF (Web Open Font Format) fonts.

The TTF-/WOFF-Family is called "Linux Libertine" and "Linux Biolinum"

and the OTF/SVG "LinuxLibertine O" and "Linux Biolinum O".

So that both types can be installed and used parallely.

Most often TTF is the better supported format though OTF has advances in printing.

Decide yourself what is better for your purpose. OpenType-features are equally

available in both fonts. Note that OpenOffice doesnt support OTFs, yet.

4. THE LINUX BIOLINUM FONT FACE

Please note:

While you use Libertine-Fonts without any warranty anyway,

take special care with this young font face.

5. HINTING

The TrueType-hinting is a complex technique and our editor FontForge doesn't support

full possibilities (but it becomes alot better version by version) ...

Since version 2.7 also the normal TTFs are hinted. If you don't like this, send me a mail.

You may also try the OpenTypes (which contain PS-Hintings which are quite

good supported by FontForge).

6. DOWNLOAD AND CONTACT

We publish our fonts at http://www.linuxlibertine.org/.

7. THE UNDERLINED VARIANT

Please note:

The underlined variant is recently not being maintained because its concept

doesnt seem to be sofware-technically reliable and because of lack of interest.

The advantage of this font was that g, commas, cedillas... were not overprinted

by the line anymore. For technical reasons the space was not underlined but

you could use the _ instead. In this font it had the width of the space and

the line was at hight of the underline. The underlined variant used

an older font outline.

Philipp Poll -- gillian at linuxlibertine.org

  • LinBiolinum_R.ttf
    LinBiolinum_R.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aBL.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aBL.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aRL.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aRL.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aS.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aS.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aSB.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aSB.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aSI.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aSI.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aU.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aU.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aUB.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aUB.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aUI.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aUI.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aW.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aW.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aWB.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aWB.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_aWI.ttf
    LinBiolinum_aWI.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_K.ttf
    LinBiolinum_K.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_RB.ttf
    LinBiolinum_RB.ttf
  • LinBiolinum_RI.ttf
    LinBiolinum_RI.ttf
Character Map Linux Biolinum Character Map
File Contents
filename filesize type options
Bugs.txt 1 kB Text File Download
ChangeLog.txt 66 kB Text File Download
GPL.txt 18 kB Text File Download
INSTALL.txt 340 B Text File Download
LICENCE.txt 1 kB Text File Download
LinBiolinum_aBL.ttf 779 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aRL.ttf 816 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aS.ttf 742 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aSB.ttf 734 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aSI.ttf 815 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aU.ttf 1 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aUB.ttf 1 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aUI.ttf 2 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aW.ttf 1 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aWB.ttf 1 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_aWI.ttf 2 MB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_K.ttf 255 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_R.ttf 745 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_RB.ttf 738 kB Font File Download
LinBiolinum_RI.ttf 819 kB Font File Download
OFL.txt 4 kB Text File Download
README.txt 3 kB Text File Download
Font Details
Designer Name: Philipp H. Poll
Font License: Public domain / GPL / OFL
Website: http://www.linuxlibertine.org/

Designer Name: Philipp H. Poll


Font License:Public domain / GPL / OFL