Font downloads (use 7zip to uncompress; the first two work [even] with Windows’ console)
[ ]unifont-smooth-mono-8.0.01--1.159-merged-with-dejavu-2.35-no-Han-Hangul.7z    Monospaced version merged
                            with DejaVu v2.35 (misses U+0000,U+0001,U+30fb and wide Han/Hangul; strokes 10% wider, 
                            baseline-or-BBox matched)      (Recommended provided only BMP is needed)
[ ]unifont-smooth-mono-8.0.01--1.159-no-Han-Hangul.7z    Monospaced version, all characters of BMP of unifont-8.0.01
                            except: U+0000, U+0001, U+30fb, wide characters of Han/Hangul, PUA
			    	  (↑ Recommended if only BMP is needed, and consistency is more important than quality)
[ ]unifont-smooth-non-mono-8.0.01--1.159.7z	Non-monospaced version, all non-PUA characters of unifont-8.0.01
			    	  (↑ Recommended if double-width glyphs are OK, and consistency is more important than quality)

	Typeout of the repertoir of the monospaced font (from Notepad + PDFCreator):
[ ]coverage-mono.txt - Notepad DejaVu Sans Mono Unifont 2.35--8.0.01--1.159 (size 15).pdf
[ ]coverage-mono.txt - Notepad Unifont Smooth Mono 8.0.01--1.159 (size 19).pdf
[ ]coverage-all.txt - Notepad Unifont Smooth 8.0.01--1.159 (size 19).pdf

	Older versions:
[ ]index-1.141.html			Access to the older builds of Monospaced version
		(v1.85 does not actually work in a Windows' console since it contains Katakana,Bopomoto,Hangul Letters)

This an early stage of the project to make GNU Unifont into a nice scalable font; one of the primary considerations is to make it appropriate for console usage (and Windows’ console is very picky, with pickiness being mostly undefined). The mono variants supplied above are monospaced; they are accepted by Windows console (as well as they may be used by any TrueType capable application — except for combining marks, which currently combine only in DejaVu version). (The non-monospaced version is a well-behaved TrueType font, so it may be used as a fallback font for Unicode content.)

(As a part of debugging process, the following sentence is not applicable:) For combining characters, it uses the same strategy as the DejaVu Sans Mono: they are monospaced, but use OpenType instructions to behave as if they were 0-width (in OpenType applications - do not know how to test this…). All the (non-PUA) characters available in GNU Unifont 7.0.06 are supplied, with the following omissions in the monospaced version:

(Note that the monospaced versions are marked as not supporting Asian character sets — this would disable them from console usage on non-Asian versions of Windows.)

As a result, all Unicode 7.0 BMP characters (except U+30FB/Han/Hangul) are available in the console version. The total is 15538 characters (and .notdef/.null/nonmarkingreturn).

Instructions for installation of fonts into Windows console are available here. The gist is:

  reg export "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont" console-ttf.reg
  copy console-ttf.reg console-ttf-new.reg
  ##	Edit console-ttf-new.reg
  reg import console-ttf-new.reg
For these versions of the fonts, the Family Name to use is

  Unifont Smooth
  Unifont Smooth Mono

  DejaVu Sans Mono Unifont
for the merged version).

Extras: A fixed Symbola font v7.12: prep-Symbola.ttf;
this fixed version shows nice with all rasterizers (including GDI on Windows! All that is changed is the PREP table is added; George is informed about this defect, but did not fix it on his website — as of June 2014).


The standard distribution of the TrueType version of Unifont has a very serious defect (at least as of July 2014): it contains “fake” glyphs for characters not supported by the font. Such a design error is unexcusable for TrueType fonts; this gets in the way when an application tries to find the best way to show a character.


Please note that the fonts distributed here are derived works. The “modified” part is distributed “under the same terms as Perl itself” (either Artistic license, or GPL v1, or GPL later version, based on your choice; but this may be constrained by viral parts of other applicable licenses) with the exception that embedding the font in a document does not in itself constitute a violation of the license.

The fonts on which these fonts are based are distributed under their own licenses (Unifont and DejaVu). As of July 2014, Unifont uses GPL (v2 or later, with the same exception as above, see LICENSE.txt); DejaVu is based on Free License.