[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#801673: ITP -- Arabic script font for West African languages
wdg at debian.org
Tue Oct 13 10:19:39 UTC 2015
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Package name: fonts-sil-harmattan
Upstream Author: SIL International http://scripts.sil.org/Support
License: Open Font License 1.1 with Reserved Font Names "Harmattan",
"Andika", "SIL" and "Fouta"
Description: Arabic script font for West African languages
Harmattan, named after the trade winds that blow during the winter in West
Africa, is designed in a Warsh style to suit the needs of languages using
the Arabic script in West Africa.
The font does not cover the full Unicode Arabic repertoire. It only
supports characters known to be used by languages in West Africa.
This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support
complex typographic issues. Font smarts are implemented using OpenType and
This font provides a simplified rendering of Arabic script, using basic
connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures
or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures). This
simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic
languages, but may be considered unattractive in more traditional and
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