[XeTeX] Junicode font, version 0.6.16

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 3 08:01:49 CEST 2009

Peter Baker wrote:
> These come from the Ubuntu repository, not from the SourceForge server:
> I wouldn't expect them to be updated to the current version until Ubuntu
> 9.10 appears--at earliest.

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your reply. Another possibility is to do a new release via
the Ubuntu backports repository. Especially with software with no too
complex dependencies, you don't have to wait until a new major release
is going to be made. Ask you Ubuntu package maintainer about this.



What I do is just to ignore the Ubuntu
> version of Junicode and some other fonts I want to stay current with,
> and either install them in my own account or somewhere in
> /usr/share/fonts/ (and then run fc-cache to make them visible to the
> system).
> Peter
> Pander wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Pander
>> 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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