[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#803052: ITP: fonts-sil-andikanewbasic -- Smart Unicode Latin/Greek fonts for literacy (full family of styles)
wdg at debian.org
Mon Oct 26 11:53:51 UTC 2015
Owner: Daniel Glassey <wdg at debian.org>
X-Debbugs-CC: pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Package name: fonts-sil-andikanewbasic
Upstream Author: SIL International http://scripts.sil.org/Support
License: Open Font License 1.1 with Reserved Font Names "Andika" and "SIL"
Description: Smart Unicode Latin/Greek fonts for literacy (full family of
Andika ("Write!" in Swahili) is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font
designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of
beginning readers. The focus is on clear, easy-to-perceive letterforms that
will not be easily confused with one another.
A sans serif font is preferred by some literacy personnel for teaching
people to read. Its forms are simpler and less cluttered than some serif
fonts can be. For years, literacy workers have had to make do with fonts
that were available but not really suitable for beginning readers and
writers. In some cases, literacy specialists have had to tediously cobble
together letters from a variety of fonts in order to get the all of
characters they need for their particular language project, resulting in
confusing and unattractive publications. Andika addresses those issues.
Andika New Basic is a limited-character-set version of Andika that includes
a full family of styles (Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold-Italic).
In particular, these fonts do not support:
Full extended Latin IPA
Complete support for Central European languages
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