Re: [g-a-devel] Royal National Institute for the Blind low-vision fonts now under GPL v3 - include in GNOME?
- From: Janina Sajka <janina rednote net>
- To: Peter Korn <Peter Korn Sun COM>
- Cc: g-a-devel <gnome-accessibility-devel gnome org>, desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [g-a-devel] Royal National Institute for the Blind low-vision fonts now under GPL v3 - include in GNOME?
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 11:17:06 -0500
Looks like Fedora may pick this font up directly--until such time as it
is provided via Gnome:
Meanwhile, we've added it to our Speakup Modified Fedora installation
media, and are also making Fedora rpms available for Fedora 7 and Fedora
8 through standard installation/update mechanisms:
So, to install to your F-7 or F-8 you might do something like:
yum install tiresias-fonts
Peter Korn writes:
> Hi gang,
> I just received word (see attached) that the Tiresias family of fonts,
> designed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind for clarity and
> ease of recognition by folks with vision impairments are now available
> under GPL v3. The family includes fonts recommended and tested for use
> in signage, print, television, and computer use (the latter is "PCFont"
> - see http://www.tiresias.org/fonts/pcfont/about_pc.htm for details).
> I would like to recommend we consider redistributing these fonts with
> GNOME (or at least link to them so that UNIX distros that include GNOME
> might become aware of and potentially include this font).
> Peter Korn
> Accessibility Architect,
> Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> From: "Carter, Katherine" <Katherine Carter rnib org uk>
> Dear Colleague,
> Free downloads are now available for the Tiresias fonts (LPFont, PCFont,
> InfoFont, SignFont, KeyFont) from
> Work has continued on extending the list of standards which relate to
> accessibility of information and communication technology systems and on
> linking them to the committee responsible for each standard. Also, we
> now have a quarterly report on the current status of standards under
> development. The standards section is at www.tiresias.org/standards/
> New and updated Guidelines
> Transport - Now covers air, rail, road and sea. This can be found at
> e-Voting - Now includes a new section on current voting practices for
> people with disabilities. This can found at
> Household appliances - This new guideline can be found at
> Accessible tourism - These guidelines have been extensively revised and
> extended and can be found at
> The website has been modified to make it easier to navigate with
> features such as "breadcrumbs". What else would make it easier for you
> to use?
> Dr John Gill OBE FIET
> Chief Scientist
> Scientific Research Unit
> 105 Judd Street
> WC1H 9NE
> Tel +44 20 7391 2244
> Web: www.tiresias.org
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