[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#803052: ITP: fonts-sil-andikanewbasic -- Smart Unicode Latin/Greek fonts for literacy (full family of styles)

Daniel Glassey wdg at debian.org
Mon Oct 26 11:53:51 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-andikanewbasic
Version: 5.500
Upstream Author: SIL International http://scripts.sil.org/Support
URL: http://scripts.sil.org/Andika_New_Basic
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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