The font was first introduced in October 2010 with the release of Ubuntu 10.10 in four versions Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic in English. With the release of Ubuntu 11.04 in April, 2011 additional fonts and expanded language coverage were introduced along with a monospace version use in terminals.
- Ubuntu in Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic
- Ubuntu Monospace in Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic
- Ubuntu Light in Regular, Italic
- Ubuntu Medium in Regular, Italic
- Ubuntu Condensed in Regular only
The font is fully Unicode compliant and contains Latin A and B extended character sets, Greek polytonic, and Cyrillic extended. In addition, it has become the first native operating system font to include the Indian rupee sign.
The font has been designed primarily for use on screen displays, and its spacing and kerning is optimised for body copy sizes.