Pali Typeface

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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:42 am

I hope that version 2.92 has finally fixed most of the bugs.
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:36 am

Version 3.00 improved some ogonek contours, added four glyphs with ogonek for Nordic, and added some more kerning pairs. Version 2.92 did not fix all of the bugs :( I had to fix some more for version 3.00.
  1. Microsign µ was included in the Greek alpha kerning class instead of Greek mu
  2. Discretionary ligature st in italics had the wrong right side-bearing
  3. Standard ligatures tt, tty, fty, ttr, ty did not match in all type styles
  4. Standard ligatures were missing ky ligature
  5. I added kerning pairs for Italic Vb, Wb, Yb, etc., which clash badly without positive kerning. Though they are pairs that are unlikely to be used in practice.
  6. Lowercase y. clashes with comma, so I separate that from the y_lc kerning class
  7. I added back Unicode spaces and some composite glyphs to the Web and WOFF versions, since they add very little to the file size.
  8. I ran Autokern and rechecked the kerning on all pairs.
How long does it take to make a font?

Pali was apparently created on 4th December 2006
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 26, 2017 4:22 pm

  1. Pali version 3.12 replaced the Initial Forms feature with Stylistic Alternates and the former Stylistic Alternates are now Character Variants of !*+@~©†‡•○●
  2. Contextual ligatures for Velthuis encoding were replaced with a Stylistic Set (which is not enabled by default).
  3. Two glyphs were added for Irony Punctuation, and several subscript glyphs were added for use with fractions.
  4. Diagraph iacute jacute (for Dutch) is a discretionary ligature instead of a standard ligature.
  5. Narrow glyphs use low profile diacritics.
  6. Web versions now include Character Variants
  7. Suspicious points and other validation errors were fixed
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:51 pm

Version 3.20 replaced the Romanian localised forms (which are not supported in PagePlus) with a Stylistic Set. Irony punctuation reversed question mark is a Standard Ligature substitution for ??, while Interrobang replaces ?! and inverse interrobang replaces ¿¡. Super/subscript glyphs (×÷) and thin space were added for use with fractions. Kerning pairs were added for subscripts and fractions that use them. Character Variants were improved and are now included in the Web and WOFF versions.
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:37 pm

Version 3.30 added glyphs for Bitcoin, Stupa and Pagoda Map Symbols.
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 pm

Version 3.31 fixed a few kerning pairs and added WOFF2 versions as well as WOFF1.
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The WOFF fonts are unhinted to minimize on file size. The OTF Web versions are hinted, but have fewer glyphs than the full OTF versions.

File Sizes
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Re: Pali Typeface

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 pm

Version 3.32 fixed a few bugs with advance width for Greater Than, and Greater Than or Equal To glyphs.
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