[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#801689: ITP: fonts-sil-lateef -- OpenType Arabic font for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia

Daniel Glassey wdg at debian.org
Tue Oct 13 13:54:16 UTC 2015

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
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Package name: fonts-sil-lateef
Version: 1.001
Upstream Author: SIL International http://scripts.sil.org/Support
URL: http://scripts.sil.org/Lateef
License: Open Font License 1.1 with Reserved Font Names "Lateef" and "SIL"
Description: OpenType Arabic font for Sindhi and other languages of South

Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi mystic
and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and
other languages of the South Asian region.

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
literate communities.

This release supports virtually all of the Unicode 5.0 Arabic character
repertoire (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms blocks, which are not
recommended for normal use). Font smarts are implemented using OpenType
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