[sugar] Royal National Institute for the Blind low-vision fonts now under GPL v3 - use in OLPC?

Peter Korn Peter.Korn
Fri Nov 23 12:35:29 EST 2007

Hi guys, Jim,

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 
OLPC, or otherwise making them readily available to OLPC users (at the 
appropriate time in the OS release/update cycle of course...).  Tiresias 
Keyfont is something we should consider using in future updates to the 
keyboard and any other text on the device (see 


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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