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Ubuntu Developer Summit: Design Theatre

By Canonical on 7 May 2012

Normally the Ubuntu/Canonical Design Team are busy working on our own projects, but it makes a really good change to work on other Free Software design problems for a change. Starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Monday 7 May 2012, you can…

Normally the Ubuntu/Canonical Design Team are busy working on our own projects, but it makes a really good change to work on other Free Software design problems for a change. Starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Monday 7 May 2012, you can…

Berlin: Typobau: Ubuntu Arabic Ausstellung/Exhibition

By Canonical on 19 April 2012

Some of original sketches for Ubuntu Arabic are about to go on display in Berlin! We’ve talked before about the work done by Rayan Abdullah on drawing and designing the original calligraphy behind the Ubuntu Arabic for the Ubuntu…

Some of original sketches for Ubuntu Arabic are about to go on display in Berlin! We’ve talked before about the work done by Rayan Abdullah on drawing and designing the original calligraphy behind the Ubuntu Arabic for the Ubuntu…

The Unity design process (and how you can play a part in it)

By Canonical on 16 February 2012

How is Unity designed? How can I contribute to this process? Why did you make thus and such decision? The Unity Design Team is frequently asked these questions, and this article aims to de-mystify our design process and highlight the…

Убу́нту Моно: «Г» «Њ њ Љ љ» «Ђ ђ Ћ ћ»

By Canonical on 1 December 2011

Amélie Bonet at Dalton Maag has drawn up redesigns for a number of the Cyrillic and Serbian/Balkans characters that weren’t as clear, or ideal as they could have been. If you use these…

Modified Ubuntu: Software Freedom Day

By Canonical on 21 September 2011

To celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011 we got sent one of the banners showing the new SFD logo. The logo design is based around a custom-modified version of the Ubuntu Font Family (the fonts come with source code, and modification is…

History of the Alphabet (Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic)

By Canonical on 22 August 2011

The BBC just put up a five-minute audio slideshow “The story of how we got our alphabets” about the development of western writing, starting in 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia with various attempts at proto-writing systems and then Cuneiform…

Future of eBooks?

By Canonical on 22 April 2010

Video from YouTube of the Element iPad application.