Talk:Bitstream Vera

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Default font in GNU/Linux?[edit]

Is it just me or is this font the default font in most modern GNU/Linux GUIs? (sorry for any political incorrectness) I don't actually use GNU/Linux, I use Windows, but judging by screenshots of KDE and GNOME...

- Blair25 14:28, 25 April 2006

Wasn't that the purpose of the fonts? Judging by the page on, it is.

Actually, currently the DejaVu fonts are gaining the role as default fonts. But they are a Vera derivative. — Mikelima 08:14, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Should it be mentioned that this font has been selected as the default interface font for the OLPC project? See [[1]] 21:28, 14 January 2007 (UTC)benfw

Picture of font[edit]

It would be nice and informative with a picture of the font. How should such a picture be composed?

- Repabil 22:20, 9 Aug 2003 (UTC)

I've made one, but uploading is currently disabled. (Bitstream has a similar picture, but theirs is wrong - the style of the monospace lowercase L must have been changed since they did it.) --Zundark 23:02, 31 Dec 2003 (UTC)

The current resolution of the displayed samples is terrible. Isn't there a nice SVG picture so that people can see what they actually look like? - KitchM (talk) 20:53, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


Infobox refers only to vera sans, while the page is about all types of vera? (talk) 13:39, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Snow Leopard's new monospace font, Menlo, is a derivative of Bitstream Vera and/or DejaVu Sans; it's probably worth mentioning this given the appropriate citations. (The font file itself says it.) — Iggy Koopa (talk) 06:47, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Download from Bitstream[edit]

Download of the fonts is available at without charge.--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:56, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

"Download through the FontOOo wizard"[edit]

The FontOOo wizard is not included in the OO installation any more: "Where is FontOOo Wizard? That was removed back in OOo 2.0.x. ... "

I suggest removing the section —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:41, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Copywrite Contradiction[edit]

It seems that there is a contradiction regarding the license for the Bitstream font.

The first paragraph says the license is very liberal while the "Unicode coverage" paragraph says just the opposite. I don't know for sure but I suspect that the second should read "non-restrictive" ArtKocsis (talk) 04:35, 9 April 2013 (UTC)


You have sent a message to gnome-fonts mailing list to remove the Bitstream Vera Fonts and replace them with Cantarell.

No response came from Bitstream. The fonts were created and packaged for 10 years. TWongNew (talk) 17:11, 25 September 2013 (UTC)