Registered by Nathan Willis

News Cycle is a realist sans-serif font family based on specimens of the 1908 News Gothic typeface from ATF.

Inspired by the original News Gothic, which found an eminently useful life in print media news coverage, the goal of this project is to design a highly readable open font suitable for large bodies of text, even at small sizes, and that is available at multiple weights. In addition to the readability and weight, however, the project is extending News Gothic's glyph coverage to alphabets derived from Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek, including the accent marks and diacritics required by languages outside of Western Europe.

If you wish to contribute, the most valuable thing you can do is test out the font on real-world documents and Web sites, and provide feedback -- particularly with Cyrillic and Greek characters, which are entirely new designs.

At the moment, the stable release is regular weight only. Italics, boldface, and more are on the roadmap. You can find the latest release in the downloads panel on the right side of this page, plus on the project homepage, where updates and test samples appear as well.

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Nathan Willis
Nathan Willis
Other/Open Source
(SIL Open Font License,

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Latest version is 0.5.2

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  • 0.5.2 released on 2015-07-30
    This release changes only the licensing terms, not the glyphs, metrics, or fe...
  • 0.5.1 releaed on 2015-03-19
    Version 0.5.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release only, correcting a ...
  • 0.4 Released on 2011-12-12
    News Cycle 0.4 is now available for download, in both TrueType and OpenType f...
  • 0.2 Released on 2011-04-21
    News Cycle version 0.2 is now available, on the Launchpad page as well as at ...