Metropolis font repo missing

I was interested in the fonts that were used across Mozilla’s websites, which I found were listed here, and was interested in the Metropolis font. However it seems the Github repo for the font, of which is linked to on that page, is now gone (

Anyone know what happened to the font/repo? Has it moved? Is it available anywhere else?

I’ve sent the author an email to ask if he is aware of it.

Hey guys,

Scrooge McDuck (Jonathan Hoefler) came and intimidated me with his lawyer. Between that and belligerent PRs (VMware, I’m looking at you), I gave up, if only for now, and made the repo private. Happy for anyone to fork it and do what they want. Maybe if it didn’t have the name Metropolis, Hoefler would be less of an a$$ about it.


Release 11 of Metropolis has been mirrored by Fonts Arena
at, complete with sources, webfonts, and such.

@chrismsimpson: Thank you so much for all your hard work and I am really sorry this is all happening to you :frowning:

I would like to design a website with the font “Metropolis”. Is this possible and where can I get the font files legally?

@chrismsimpson Thank you for all your work and for mentioning here what happened. I added a link to your reply on Metropolis’ page at [thanks @atlantiszephyr for mentioning FontsArena, otherwise I wouldn’t have found this thread]

I’m very sorry this happened, and I hope things get sorted soon.

@bauhaus-design You can download Metropolis legally from FontsArena (see the link mentioned by @atlantiszephyr above).

@ChrismSimpson, thanks and you are to be commended for the effort on this project.

For new readers: software company VMWare has also adopted ‘Metropolis’ but they have forked and renamed the project as ‘Clarity City’ and it’s available for download at Github repo ‘Clarity City’ also.

[As a piece of historical interest, there was also a font named ‘‘Metropolis’’ released in 1925 designed by Willy Schwerder. As a result, ‘‘Monotype’’ corporation uses the trademark symbol™ for their use of the name. web link]