2,000 fonts for Debian

On Fri 17 December 2021 with tags fonts typography artwork
Written by Gürkan Myczko
Artwork by Gürkan Myczko

Translations: pt-BR

fnt

Debian comes with tons of fonts for all kinds of purposes, you can easily list them (almost) all with: apt-cache search ^fonts-.

However, sometimes they are not in their latest version, or as a user you would like to get access to new fonts that are not present in Debian stable yet.

With the tool fnt you can easily preview, and install fonts from Debian sid and Google Web Fonts (that's about 2,000 fonts that are DSFG compliant). Any user can use the tool to install fonts only for the user itself, or the system administrator can run it as root to install the fonts system wide.

The package fnt is already in Bookworm, so if you run Debian testing you can use it to get, test and use many fonts that are in their way of being packaged in Debian:

ITP #973779 fnt install scheherazadenew
RFP #944140 fnt install arsenal
RFP #757249 fnt install ekmukta
RFP #724629 fnt install firasans
RFP #766211 fnt install orbitron
RFP #803690 fnt install pompiere
RFP #754784 fnt install raleway
RFP #827735 fnt install reemkufi
RFP #986999 fnt install redhat{display,mono,text}

If you want to learn more you can have a look at the wiki page about fonts (https://wiki.debian.org/Fonts), and if you want to contribute or maintain fonts in Debian, don't hesitate to join the Fonts Team!


"Homeworld" will be the default theme for Debian 11

On Thu 12 November 2020 with tags bullseye artwork
Written by Jonathan Carter
Artwork by Juliette Taka

Translations: fr pt-BR

The theme "Homeworld" by Juliette Taka has been selected as default theme for Debian 11 'bullseye'. Juliette says that this theme has been inspired by the Bauhaus movement, an art style born in Germany in the 20th century.

Homeworld wallpaper. Click to see the whole theme proposal

Homeworld debian-installer theme. Click to see the whole theme proposal

After the Debian Desktop Team made the call for proposing themes, a total of eighteen choices have been submitted. The desktop artwork poll was open to the public, and we received 5,613 responses ranking the different choices, of which Homeworld has been ranked as the winner among them.

This is the third time that a submission by Juliette has won. Juliette is also the author of the lines theme that was used in Debian 8 and the softWaves theme that was used in Debian 9.

We'd like to thank all the designers that have participated and have submitted their excellent work in the form of wallpapers and artwork for Debian 11.

Congratulations, Juliette, and thank you very much for your contribution to Debian!


Great fonts in Debian 10 (or later)

On Tue 09 June 2020 with tags fonts typography artwork
Written by Gürkan Myczko
Artwork by Gürkan Myczko

An example of several fonts in Debian 10

Debian comes with tons of fonts for all kinds of purposes, you can easily list them all (almost) with: apt-cache search ^fonts-

Above you can see a nice composition with examples of several fonts. The composition is published under the MIT (Expat) license and the source SVG (created with Inkscape) can be downloaded here. You will need the fonts to be installed in your system so the SVG is correctly rendered.

If you want to learn more you can have a look at the wiki page about fonts (https://wiki.debian.org/Fonts), and if you want to contribute or maintain fonts in Debian, don't hesitate to join the Fonts Team!


"futurePrototype" will be the default theme for Debian 10

On Mon 14 January 2019 with tags buster artwork
Written by Laura Arjona Reina, Niels Thykier and Jonathan Carter
Artwork by Alex Makas

The theme "futurePrototype" by Alex Makas has been selected as default theme for Debian 10 'buster'.

futurePrototype Login screen. Click to see the whole theme proposal

After the Debian Desktop Team made the call for proposing themes, a total of eleven choices have been submitted, and any Debian contributor has received the opportunity to vote on them in a survey. We received 3,646 responses ranking the different choices, and futurePrototype has been the winner among them.

We'd like to thank all the designers that have participated providing nice wallpapers and artwork for Debian 10, and encourage everybody interested in this area of Debian, to join the Design Team.

Congratulations, Alex, and thank you very much for your contribution to Debian!


Debian Artwork: Call for Proposals for Debian 10 (Buster)

On Sun 17 June 2018 with tags artwork buster cfp debian
Written by Jonathan Carter

Translations: fr

This is the official call for artwork proposals for the Buster cycle.

For the most up to date details, please refer to the wiki.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Juliette Taka Belin for doing the Softwaves theme for stretch.

The deadlines for submissions is: 2018-09-05

The artwork is usually picked based on which themes look the most:

  • ''Debian'': admittedly not the most defined concept, since everyone has their own take on what Debian means to them.
  • ''plausible to integrate without patching core software'': as much as we love some of the insanely hot looking themes, some would require heavy GTK+ theming and patching GDM/GNOME.
  • ''clean / well designed'': without becoming something that gets annoying to look at a year down the road. Examples of good themes include Joy, Lines and Softwaves.

If you'd like more information, please use the Debian Desktop mailing list.


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