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Downloads · May 6th, 2008 ·

NotCourier-sans is now available for download:
Download NotCourier-sans.ttf here

This is it’s license copyright notice under construction:

This font is released under an Open Font License. You are invited to use, distribute and modify it. NotCourier-sans was designed by OSP (Ludivine Loiseau) in Wroclaw at the occasion of LGM 2008 and is based on Nimbus Mono, copyright (URW)++, Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development; Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2005 Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2005

After discussing with Nicolas Spalinger, Nicolas Malevé and Dave Crossland, here is a modified version of the copyright notice:

Copyright (C) 2008 OSP (Ludivine Loiseau).
NotCourier-sans is a re-interpretation of Nimbus Mono and was designed in Wroclaw at the occasion of LGM 2008.

Copyright (URW)++, Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development; Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2005 Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2005.

This Font Software is an open font and is released under the GPL v2 with embedding exception; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This Font Software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Discussion thread about the status of URW fonts on the open font library mailing list:

(Thanks Alexander Prokoudine, Ralph Giles and Valek Filippov for investigating with us)

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  • 1. frob

    May 8, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Hej there,

    I’m curious why the statement about cyr glyphs was added twice.
    I’ve spotted in a version of the license Alexandre IM-ed me,
    but thought it was a local A.P. to me copy/paste problem.

    So would you mind removing this 2nd inclusion of ‘Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2005’?


  • 2. Femke

    May 8, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Thanks Valek! We worked through this copyright notice with lots of people but managed to overlook the obvious… (the text including repetition is directly copied from Nimbus font metadata).

  • 3. Pierre

    May 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    The name “NotCourier-Sans” has been subject to discussions between us. To add an element on that matter, we can consider this Wikipedia excerpt: Kettler [the font author] was once quoted about how the name was chosen. The font was nearly released with the name “Messenger.” After giving it some thought, Kettler said, “A letter can be just an ordinary messenger, or it can be the courier, which radiates dignity, prestige, and stability.”

  • 4. Anton

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:27 am

    please, could you explain why you switched from OFL to GPLv2 with font embed exception? I very interested in this, since, from what I understood, there are just these two licenses for FLOSS fonts.
    OT: OFL needs a to be bundles with software, when sold. Does someone knows why?
    Thanks in advance!

  • 5. Femke

    May 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hello Anton,

    Sorry for our late reply. We first wanted to release the font under OFL but than realised that there was of course already a license applied (which is GPLv2). GPL is not compatible (yet?) with OFL, so we changed to keep with the original license.

  • 6. Speculos

    Mar 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Hi, I have seen the font at menystuff.org and wanted to download but it says ‘no file font’ at the openfontlibrary. Is it still on the server? thanks

  • 7. Sam

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I have had the same problem as Speculos. Can’t seem to find it/download it. Have you changed your mind about “free” fonts?

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