Open Font Library

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Open Font Library (OFLB) is a project devoted to the hosting and encouraged creation of fonts released under Free Licenses. It is a sister project to Open Clip Art Library and hosts over 1500 fonts, which are encouraged to be downloaded, remixed and shared—all for free. Originally created as an initiative in 2006, the project relaunched on May 12, 2011 at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 in Montreal by Fabricatorz developer Christopher Adams.[1]

Open Font Library recommends designers use the SIL Open Font License (OFL). (Although since both share the same initials, Open Font Library uses the acronym, "OFLB.")

The site was started with a deployment of ccHost version 4, and in 2008 Dave Crossland made a funding campaign that raised over US$10,000 from Mozilla, Prince XML, River Valley and TUG to transition to ccHost 5 with a new brand to promote web font linking. However, the work done with the funds was not published until 2010 at the 2010 Libre Graphics Meeting in Brussels.

The project's members meet annually at the Libre Graphics Meeting. In 2011, work supported by Dave Crossland, Christopher Adams, Fabricatorz and other community members got a major release at the LGM in Montreal. Fabricatorz built the project on the Aiki Framework and managed deveopment via Launchpad.

In April 2012, Fabricatorz released an update to Open Font Library that includes an interactive font catalogue preview feature, HTML and CSS code implementation, and a new design by Manufactura Independente.[2]

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