The original project was created in 2006 when Alexandre Prokoudine asked Jon Phillips to make a project like Openclipart, but with fonts. Alexandre even had reserved the domain name, openfontlibrary.org which he transferred to Fabricatorz, the host of the project. Later others came along to the project with excitement and contributed so much. We are very thankful to everyone who has shown up along the way.
To make our branding more clear, we are now changing globally to FONTLIBRARY and we ask you to use this in referring to our project moving forward. Thank you.
It is a new year and we thought a symbol change is important to move the project forward. We asked Openclipart artists if they might do better at making an improved symbol. Let us see!
Fontlibrary is being rebuilt with simple technology that may be easily updated. The original code for the website was built with technology built by the late Bassel Khartabil, called Aiki. We are replacing this code in honor or our late friend with pure Fontlibrary code.
Right now there are two servers, one is with the old code and database, all safe! Then there is the new server that is updated with all that we have learned over the years. You are reading this news from the new server.
The next step is we are replacing the login and accounting management code so that fontographers may update information about their fonts.
You cannot believe how much bandwidth is being used by people who are serving fonts directly from our pages, and several of these fonts are out of date! We are working to improve this situation.
We are considering our next steps on the project after the login page and account management. That is why we want to hear from you.
We are now using Nostr for social media. Please follow our active updates there. It is free and open social media that Bassel would have loved!
FONTLIBRARY on Nostr
We are improving the site. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.