Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 284021
Use Inconsolata for monospace terminal font
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:08:23 EDT
The free/open (Open Font License) console/programming font Inconsolata is
turning out to be a great font for programming and terminal work (best I've used
so far, including some of the Windows Vista and OS X fonts).
As it is free/open, I would propose it be included as the default monospace font
in Fedora. If it's not the default, I'd at least like to see it included.
Details here: http://www.levien.com/type/myfonts/inconsolata.html
Having it used as the default monospace font is unlikely, unless it has glyphs
for most of unicode.
On the other hand, I agree that it's a really nice font and I'd love to have it
available by default. A first step would be to package it for inclusion in
Fedora, but as far as I know the Packaging Committee has not officially approved
the Open Font License as a Fedora-compatible license (mostly because, to the
best of my knowledge, it's never been brought up before).
I feel like this should get discussed at the next FESCo meeting.
My mistake - the OFL is a Fedora-approved license, listed under Font Licenses
So the next step would be to go ahead and make a Fedora package for the font so
people can check it out. Once it's in Fedora, it could be proposed for inclusion
in the distro by default.
Note that the packaging guidelines say that "when source code is available (like
DejaVu), then the font must be built from source."
Someone needs to step up and package this. Until then... deferred.