[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#801780: ITP: fonts-sil-charis-compact -- smart Unicode fonts for Latin and Cyrillic scripts (tight spacing version)

Daniel Glassey wdg at debian.org
Wed Oct 14 14:03:13 UTC 2015

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Daniel Glassey <wdg at debian.org>
X-Debbugs-CC: pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org

Package name: fonts-sil-charis-compact
Version: 5.000
Upstream Author: SIL International http://scripts.sil.org/Support
URL: http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSIL
License: Open Font License 1.1 with Reserved Font Names "Charis" and "SIL"
Description: smart Unicode fonts for Latin and Cyrillic scripts (tight
spacing version)
 The goal for Charis SIL is to provide a single Unicode-based font family
 that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost
 any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or
 orthographic needs. In addition, there is provision for other characters
 and symbols useful to linguists.
 The Charis SIL font contains near-complete coverage of all the characters
defined in Unicode 7.0 for Latin and Cyrillic. In total, over 3,600 glyphs
are included, providing support for over 2,300 characters as well as a
large number of ligated character sequences (e.g., contour tone letters
used in phonetic transcription of tonal languages).

 Four fonts from this typeface family are included in this release:
    * Charis SIL Compact Regular
    * Charis SIL Compact Bold
    * Charis SIL Compact Italic
    * Charis SIL Compact Bold Italic
 Charis SIL is a TrueType font with "smart font" capabilities added using
the Graphite, OpenType(r), and AAT font technologies. This means that
complex typographic issues such as formation of ligatures or automatic
positioning of diacritics relative to base characters in arbitrary
base+diacritic combinations (including combinations involving multiple
diacritics) are handled by the font.  In addition, alternately-designed
glyphs are also provided for a number of characters for use in particular
contexts. These capabilities are only available if you are running an
application that provides an adequate level of support for one of these
smart font technologies.

 This is the compact version with tighter line spacing.
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