I have been checking the directory on occasion to see if there is a new font in town. To my chagrin, I was surprised to see the Ubuntu font family has finally made it to the Google Font Directory. Congratulations. This font will come in very handy in future projects.
If you’re not familiar with the Ubuntu font, you can visit the Ubuntu.com website to see it in action. There is also the Ubuntu Family Wiki that’s worth checking. It’s sleek, elegant, and open-source font that under libre-license. You will also find Ubuntu font also featured in the latest release of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
The Ubuntu Font Family are a set of matching new libre/open fonts in development during 2010-2011. The development is being funded by Canonical on behalf the wider Free Software community and the Ubuntu project. The technical font design work and implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag. Members of the Ubuntu core development team are packaging the font in .deb format. The font was released under a libre-licence and is now packaged in Ubuntu 10.10.
In addition, the Ubuntu font comes in different flavors.
From Ubuntu Font Wiki:
The Ubuntu Font Family will include Regular, Bold, Light and Medium weights, with italics. There will be a Monospaced member of the family for terminal applications, as well as a Condensed version for space-critical applications. A total of 13 variants!
This is one font I can definitely work with in future projects.