[XeTeX] Junicode font, version 0.6.16
pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 2 13:25:33 CEST 2009
Ubuntu's ttf-junicode package comes with also four condensed .ttf files
for Junicode. Where do these originate (download) and do these also come
in a 0.6.16 release?
Peter Baker wrote:
> This is the first new release of Junicode, the font for medievalists
> (and others), since 1977.
> This release contains fixes of several bugs, improved coverage of the
> Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI) character set (though this is
> not yet complete). Most of the medievalist Unicode characters recently
> added in Latin Extended D and other ranges have been added. Many of
> these were already in the Private Use Area; the PUA characters remain
> for now, but users should begin to adopt the new, more standard
> encodings. The regular face currently contains 5870 glyphs; the italic,
> bold and bold italic faces are much less complete, though an effort is
> being made to make the italic face match the regular where appropriate.
> The design of several glyphs has been revised; those who prefer the old
> design should turn on "Style Set 9" in an OpenType-aware application.
> On the technical side, OpenType support has been improved and extended.
> TrueType instructions have been supplied for all glyphs: these are a mix
> of "auto-hints" added by FontForge and instructions written by hand.
> There are still feature requests that I have not gotten to yet; I'll
> work on these for the next release.
> Junicode is a SourceForge project: get it at
> http://junicode.sourceforge.net/. By request, the current version has
> also been uploaded to CTAN; I'm not sure how soon it will be available
> for download there.
> Best wishes to all,
> Peter Baker
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