[XeTeX] Junicode font, version 0.6.16

Peter Baker psb6m at virginia.edu
Wed Jun 3 14:32:02 CEST 2009

I hope you don't mind if I leave this task for someone else. I've  
never had a lot of contact with the various Linux packagers of  
Junicode, and I really prefer it that way: there are only so many  
hours in the day.


Sent from my iPod

On Jun 3, 2009, at 2:01 AM, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Pander
> 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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