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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.
Thai web fonts maintained by TLWG
This package provides Thai fonts from TLWG in WOFF format for use in web font services. . This includes: - Serif fonts: Kinnari, Norasi - San Serif fonts: Garuda, Umpush, Laksaman - UI fonts: Loma, Waree - Monospace fonts: Tlwg Mono, Tlwg Typewriter, Tlwg Typist, Tlwg Typo - Decorative fonts: Sawasdee - Handwriting fonts: Purisa
Unicode font for the Ethiopic script
The Ethiopic script is used for writing many of the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopic (U+1200..U+137F) was added to Unicode 3.0. Ethiopic Supplement (U+1380..U+139F) and Ethiopic Extended (U+2D80..U+2DDF) were added to Unicode 4.1. Abyssinica SIL supports all Ethiopic characters which are in Unicode including the Unicode 4.1 extensions. Some languages of Ethiopia are not yet able to be fully represented in Unicode and, where necessary, non-Unicode characters were included in the Private Use Area. . Please read the documentation to see what ranges are supported and for more about the various features of the font. . Abyssinica 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 the placement of multiple diacritics or the formation of ligatures are handled by the font, provided you are running an application that provides an adequate level of support for one of these smart font technologies. . This release is a regular typeface, with no bold or italic version available or planned. . More font sources are available in the source package and on the project website. Webfont versions and examples are also available.
Meta package to install all Devanagari fonts
This package allows you to install all available Devanagari fonts in Debian. . This package installs following fonts. * fonts-lohit-deva * fonts-sahadeva * fonts-nakula * fonts-deva-extra * fonts-samyak-deva
Sans-serif style CJK font derived from Droid
WenQuanYi Micro Hei font family is a sans-serif style (also known as Hei, Gothic or Dotum among the Chinese/Japanese/Korean users) high quality CJK outline font. It was derived from "Droid Sans Fallback", "Droid Sans" and "Droid Sans Mono" released by Google Corp. This font package contains two faces, "Micro Hei" and "Micro Hei Mono", in form of a TrueType Collection (ttc) file. All the unified CJK Han glyphs, i.e. GBK Hanzi, in the range of U+4E00-U+9FC3 defined in Unicode Standard 5.1 are covered, with additional support to many other international languages such as Latin, Extended Latin, Hanguls and Kanas. The font file is extremely compact (~5M) compared with most known CJK fonts. As a result, it can be used for hand-held devices or embedded systems, or used on PC with a significantly small memory footprint. Because both font faces carry hinting and kerning instructions for Latin glyphs, they are excellent choices for desktop fonts.
Smart Unicode Latin/Greek fonts for literacy (tight spacing version)
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. . After receiving many insightful comments on the Design Review and Basic fonts, Andika's final letterforms have been refined with alternate shapes still available for some characters. This font now contains the same character set as Charis SIL and Doulos SIL. . Andika provides OpenType and Graphite features like smart code for diacritic placement and supports recent additions to Unicode and the SIL PUA, and character assignments are updated to conform to Unicode 5.1 . See the FONTLOG for information on this and previous releases. . This is the compact version to allow more flexibility with diacritics.