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Open Sans OpenSource and OpenType

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:12 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
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Download 7-Zip ArchiveTypeface Sample

Open Sans includes ten type styles in five weights: Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, and ExtraBold.

The glyph coverage is currently less than my usual fonts, but it does includes Cyrillic, Greek, and Coptic, with all of the Latin Extended needed for Romanized Pali and Sanskrit.

The update to FontCreator 9.1 (free for existing users of FontCreator 9.0) made the task a lot quicker than it would have been otherwise.

See this tutorial thread on Exporting a Set of Fonts

Re: Open Sans OpenSource and OpenType

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:22 pm
by PJMiller
The typeface sample seems to be for Pali.

Re: Open Sans OpenSource and OpenType

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:59 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thanks. I have fixed the link.

Open Sans was updated to version 1.30 with a full set of Arrows, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Symbols, and Dingbats.

OpenType features were added for Fractions, Superscripts, Subscripts, Scientific Inferiors, Ornaments, and some more Stylistic Sets.

Kerning pairs were reduced by using class-based kerning.

Version 1.40 added custom naming fields and an Ordinals feature.

Version 1.41 harmonised the order of OpenType Layout Features and improved the Georgian Lari Currency symbol.

Version 1.50 improves the Stylistic Alternates 3, and adds smaller versions of the *.otf fonts in the Web folder of the archive. These, and the *.woff versions have 633 fewer glyphs (only a few symbols), so are recommended for Embedding on Web sites.

Version 1.51 fixes a bug with clipping of some stacking diacritics in the ExtraBold styles. The metrics of all styles was increased to match these. An outline version of the Apple Logo was added to the Light and Light Italic styles. The broken fractions feature was fixed.

Version 1.60 added Alternative Annotation Forms using Enclosed Alphanumerics from 0-20, and changed the weights of strikeout and underlining to suit each of the five weights.
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