GNU FreeFont ( also known as Free UCS Outline Fonts) is a family of free OpenType, TrueType and WOFF vector fonts, implementing as much of the Universal Character Set ( UCS) as possible. The project was initiated in by Primož Peterlin and is now maintained by Steve White.
The fonts are licensed under the GNU GPLv3 with a font exception, ensuring they may be both freely distributed and. The DejaVu fonts are modifications of the Bitstream Vera fonts designed for greater coverage of Unicode, as well as providing more styles.
The Bitstream Vera family was limited mainly to the characters in the Basic Latin and Latin- 1 Supplement portions of Unicode, roughly equivalent to ISO/ IEC 8859- 15, but was released with a license that permitted test News.