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Update your NotCourier !

A new version of the impolite NotCourierSans is available on the Open Font Library : NotCourierSans 1.1

As reminder, NotCourierSans, is a re-interpretation of Nimbus Mono whose design began in Wroclaw at the occasion of the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008.
For more detailed information explore the files included in the font package (FONTLOG.txt) or go through the Font Info section (Font Log and Comment) in the font (open the font file in FontForge and go to Font Info in the Element menu).

This NotCourierSans 1.1 has been expanded by a work on cyrillic glyphs.
Paulo Silva aka nitrofurano, is programmer and graphic designer in Porto. He removed serifs from cyrillic characters, removed all kerning pairs and replaced the repeated glyphes with references (accented characters and alike).

I took the opportunity to clarify bonus glyphs position.
NotCourierSans 1.1 contains 2 ornamental glyphs encoded in the private use characters:
- in U+E000, the OSP frog mascot
- in U+E001, the 75 ligature added during an OSP workshop in Le 75, École Supérieure des Arts de l'Image, on Wednesday 17 December.
These sugars are accessible through the Ornament Open Type features.
You can test it in Fontmatrix

Super thanks to Nicolas Spalinger who helped me to build a fresh new package following the new Open Font Library model package (foo-open-font-sources-1.0.tar.gz)

Super thanks to Pierre Marchand for his support and advices, particularly for the Font Info and special glyphs encoding.
Very soon a new post about Fontmatrix and how to make a font talkative.

merci LGM 2009 for the possibility and idees around fonts that it sows.

Look at the recent appearances of NotCourierSans here, here ou ici.

Please update your .fonts folder !