A Hebrew subset of the new Ubuntu font is in the making and scheduled to to be ready in time for Ubuntu 11.04 thanks to the initiative of Israeli web developer Tom Bigelajzen.
His enthusiasm for the community-derived project is infectious and no-one can deny that the the addition of greater language support is an valuable one for Ubuntu users of whatever language.
“A real OpenType font must be created and refined, people need to test it, to find where it breaks. And there are more variants – we have to do the Bold font, the Italic and Bold Italic, and by the time these will be finished there most likely be some Condensed variants too”. Tom states on his blog, continuing ”I need designers, typographers and testers to pitch in, we have a bit more than 6 months, it’s enough, but not a lot of time for a community project.”
Interested? Were I familiar enough with Hebrew I know I would be!
Find out more information @ http://tombigel.com/2010/08/29/ubuntu-font-hebrew-subset-now-has-an-issue-on-launchpad/