#421 Official font and presentation templates need update
Opened 5 years ago by pfrields. Modified 2 years ago

Our official font choices seem a little dated (circa 2010), compared to what we're using in practice on the web and in other media:


For instance, our current choices on the [https://getfedora.org web site] and in other places include:
[http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/open-sans Open Sans]
[http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/montserrat Montserrat]
[http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/overpass Overpass] -- often used in Red Hat related materials, may not be applicable for Fedora

The [https://fedoramagazine.org Magazine] also makes use of [http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/molot Molot], [http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/roboto-slab Roboto Slab], and [http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/grand-hotel Grand Hotel].

Whatever is decided here, it would be good to update both the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/Fedora_Branding_Fonts branding font page] and the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Presentations/Template official presentation template] accordingly.

Hi all,

so, here's what came out of a survey I made on the fonts generally used across the different media.

We in the Design Team are still using Comfortaa a lot, specifically for headlines, posters, banners; and I think that all in all it's quite effective. Replacing it with something else would also mean changing all the sub-logos [team, application, etc] which are essentially built on it.

I haven't seen any trace of Quicksand or Arista 2.0 around, though the former looks good.

Talking about text body, generally Cantarell is preferred over Droid Sans – but they're both typefaces meant for screen reading, so maybe they're not the right choice for print.

About the other fonts mentioned in the description:
Open Sans has also been considered as an alternative by the Design Team; Montserrat may work well as a sans serif font too.

Personally, I would avoid an extensive use of Molot, Grand Hotel or Overpass, while I think that Roboto Slab [and the whole Roboto family] can be a good option for text body, both on screen and print.

There are many interesting typefaces around, but I think trying to keep them consistent across all the branches is what we should do; we will discuss about this during the next meeting and once we come to a conclusion I will update both the wiki and the template.

I'm attaching for reference a PNG with some sample text for each typeface.

Hey Sam!

This is something ryanlerch and I have talked about in the past - we only use Comfortaa for sublogos (except for Montserrat, which we use for the Fedora Editions sublogos) - and I think that practice will continue for the foreseeable future. But with the new Fedora.next website, we were thinking OpenSans is the way to go for body text - it has a wide range of weights (more than most open fonts). I don't think adopting it would require changing all the sublogos, even if we used OpenSans for headlines. This is definitely a good topic for the next meeting.

How is Open Sans rendering on Fedora itself? I opened the Font Viewer tool in GNOME and saw some weird things with it. For instance, in "quick" there's odd spacing between q and u, and the same with u and m in "jumps." Notably this is on a 1680x1050 monitor and F23. I can't tell whether this is the case on my hidpi laptop, since that box (1) is on F24, and (2) the font viewer appears to have some bug in displaying fonts there (although I'm updating to see if that fixes things).

note the guidelines were already updated, but we still need to update the templates. to make this less nebulous, the next step will be to come up with a listing of the templates in need of updating.


I updated the slide templates accordingly with Montserrat and Open Sans. I however used Montserrat Light instead of Regular as its weight was more similar to Comfortaa.

I have created also 2 more variations with a solid background fill (the old bubble background is a bit noisy and outdated as far as I know (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Additionally I have created also a light version with light background and dark text (which looks a bit more welcoming in my opinion).

Looking forward to feedback so we can finish the wide version templates as well.


just some notes, its not just change the fonts and thats it. Its more to change all of it so that it reflects our branding guidelines


so that it reflects the changes, we have/had to incorporate with getting the flavors and their logos. Ryan made a nice pattern for these, which is also available in blue. Combining these pattern into the the slide might make sense and reflects the brand better.

There might be more considered to do even different slides for topics when it is related to the flavor instead of dark/light background.

So its not just the cheap I change the font otherwise it would been done already.

I'm going to clear the assignee field since it's been 6 months+ since sam08 worked on the ticket. I hope that's ok, Sam!

elioqoshi - thanks for putting these together - I do think we want to update the overall style to match our new branding as well, and update the guidelines too. I tried your files but for some reason the fonts aren't loading - and i have them installed. Will have to investigate further, maybe a LO bug.

For now we're leaving this ticket open, if someone wants to claim it please do.

I would like to work on this issue, can anyone give me a brief idea of this?

@duffy and I discussed me working on this ticket, so I figured that I would post where I'm at right now and get some opinions about where to go from this phase

I put together a basically identical template for GoogleSlides as well... here's the share link for (I'm not sure if it will work to post it here, but I'll give it a try!)


Metadata Update from @maryshak1996:
- Issue assigned to maryshak1996 (was: akashkrishnan)

3 years ago

Worked a bit more on the previous concept, changed it a bit, and have come up with something a bit more visually appealing I think :) I made templates for the following formats; LibreOffice Impress, GoogleSlides, and reveal.js/slides.redhat

Google Slides: https://docs.google.com/a/redhat.com/presentation/d/19ktMngI0pw5GGIGqcFzz2rPSBVE2Vwsr64AWMkAMq0E/edit?usp=sharing


LibreOffice Impress: attached file

There were a few kinks in the the sizing & background of the previous set of slides, so here are the most updated versions!




@maryshak1996 can you update https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Presentations/Template with the new templates and screenshots of htem so we can close this one out?

@duffy do I need to change any of the body text on the wiki page?

@maryshak1996 as @athoscr comment you in the ML this resources:


aren't available anymore. How can somebody have access to put it in a more public place where everybody can grab it?

@x3mboy I have tried to share it here:


I don't know if this if final or not, but this way you should be able to comment.

I stumbled onto this while trying to find a good slide deck template for my presentation for Flock. Is there something that looks somewhat consistent with Fedora branding that I can use?

Also, as an aside, Open Sans renders very poorly in Fedora these days, though I'm not sure why (Firefox winds up rendering Comfortaa in its place, which is really weird).

According to this issue:
I think will need to cover all icons into Fedora style.
This is an example of RSS icon for Fedora but can also have many of this like: newsletter, mail, fonts, document file, image file...

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