[Pkg-fonts-devel] Packaging teh Conakry font for Debian/Ubuntu
moyogo at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 07:34:55 UTC 2009
There didn't seem to be any features applied to Ebrima on Windows 7.
So I guess Microsoft still has to work on N’ko OT features.
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Denis Jacquerye <moyogo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed the font Ebrima on Windows 7 has N'ko support.
> When I checked the font, I didn't notice any GPOS/GSUB features for
> N'ko, but only named glyphs, for example uni07CA, uni07CA.fina,
> uni07CA.init, and uni07CA.medi.
> I'll try get another look at it to see if they actually behave as
> expected when I get on a Windows 7 system.
> For Linux support, Pango has implimented support similar to Arabic
> since the features are practically the same. That's what we've used in
> DejaVu Sans. Unfortunately there's nothing yet in the OpenType
> specification. Hopefully Windows 7's behaviour can give us hints, if
> it's actually working for Ebrima.
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> On 13 Dec 2009, at 17:16, Christian Perrier wrote:
>>> The Debian/Ubuntu fonts packaging team is considering the packaging of the
>>> Conakry font you designed, as a .deb file included in the distributions so
>>> that users don't have to install it manually as you
>>> describe on http://www.evertype.com/fonts/nko/
>> That would be nice; I would rather have a link (a permanent link) to a Linux
>> version from my site anyway. But... I hope you are not stripping out the Mac
>> support in what you are doing with the font. I am not sure what you are
>> doing really.
>>> The packaging of the font is easy. However, when we package fonts, we
>>> generally try to have the package buildable and, therefore, we generally
>>> prefer building from the FontForge .sfd files when they're available.
>> I don't use FontForge.
>>> That also makes modifications of the font easier if people want to go this
>>> way (and provided they respect the OFL license, of course).
>> What I hope for is that Conakry (with that name) can be made to work on Mac,
>> Linux, and Windows (though I despair of the last) distributed in one font
>> that will work on all platforms. Unfortunately I never worked out how
>> exactly to get the Linux to work.
>> There were some bug reports from users about input support. A letter may
>> have two diacritics, one above and one below. But the internal mappings
>> should work in both directions: Letter+Abovemark+Belowmark and
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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