The Engadget font

Engadget, based on the logo of Engadget

By John Stracke.

My other fonts

This font is called Engadget because it is based on the letters in the logo of the Engadget blog.

Sample text (PDF)

It is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Where the LGPL refers to "source code", I take that to refer to the file called Engadget.sfd, which is a file for editing with fontforge, an outline font editor program. Thus, according to the LGPL, if you distribute this font, you must make Engadget.sfd available to the recipient(s) under the terms the LGPL specifies for source availability. Each of the download links below is an archive which includes Engadget.sfd, the LGPL, a readme, and at least one font file (e.g., Engadget.ttf for TrueType files). I chose the LGPL instead of the GPL because, arguably, using the GPL might mean that PostScript and PDF files with this font embedded would be GPLed (they're like programs that link to a static library).

Fontforge is not GPLed, but its license does seem to count as free software (it's BSD-style, without the advertising clause).

The font includes all of ASCII and Latin-1. Unless people get interested in it, I'm unlikely to invest the time to add more characters.


For now, I'm publishing it only in TrueType. PostScript apparently has some features that TrueType doesn't, but I don't use them, so there's not much point.

You can choose from a few formats: Unix tarball, RPM (does not include Engadget.sfd), source RPM, zipfile.

Version 1.001 fixes a bug that made the lowercase "u" come out unfilled in Inkscape.

Feedback, anybody?