[IAEP] Sugar UI font

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 01:15:55 EST 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Chris Leonard
<cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:42 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
>> I'm trying to find a font to use for the Sugar UI that has characters
>> formed in the way they are taught in Australian schools (and probably
>> in other countries too). The default Sans Serif font (and most fonts
>> I've seen) have "a" and "9" characters with hooks. I'm after a font
>> with a uses a "bowl a" and "9" with a vertical (not curved/hooked)
>> stem.
>> I've tried to explain this (with pictures) at
>> http://dev.laptop.org.au/issues/1035
>> Thanks,
>> Sridhar
> You might be interested in Didact Gothic
> http://openfontlibrary.org/font/didact-gothic
> Family
>    Didact Gothic
> License
>    OFL (SIL Open Font License)
> Category
>    Sans-serif
> Description
>    Didact Gothic is a sans-serif font designed to present each letter
> in the form most often used in elementary classrooms. This makes it
> suitable for literacy efforts The font supports all of Basic Latin,
> Latin-1 Supplement, and most of Latin Extended-A. It supports almost
> all Latin-alphabet European languages. It also supports the major
> Cyrillic scripts, including non-Slavic languages, as well as modern
> and polytonic Greek.
> Full Language Support
> Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Catalan, Central
> European, Euro, Igbo Onwu, Pan African Latin, Polytonic Greek,
> Romanian, Turkish, Western European,

If Didact Gothic doesn't appeal to your aesthetic sense, you might try
googling the terms font and literacy together as the results should be
worth investigating.



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