Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Released Liberation Fonts!!

Just done 1.06.0 release of Liberation Fonts.

Highlights are:
1) New family added to Liberation-Narrow Fonts (Thanks to Herbert Duerr for contributions)

2) Some changes from releasing side

Now releasing source tar ball as well, so if someone want to build from source can use this tar ball.

If someone want to direct use ttf file, he can download Binary(ttf) tarball, and use it directly.

Added TODO list as well for next release :)

1) resolving bug related with hinting
    - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606217
    - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=591556
2) shape improvement
    - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=591559
    - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487581
3) Ascent Descent Values Improvement
    - using absolute values instead of relative values in OS/2 table
4) RFE: Add Greek Polytonic support to Liberation fonts
    - need some volunteer to add these shapes
    - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473842

 really reproducing these hinting bugs is big task for me

Will build it for fedora tomorrow

3 comments:

mairin said...

What wonderful news! Thank you so much Pravin!

Pravin Satpute said...

done!!
build it for Fedora 13 and Devel

Kenneth Graebe said...

there are at least 2 issues with liberation sans narrow which will cause me to switch to arial narrow or it's equivalent.

there are intermittent & unpredictable erroneous results with italics which is corrected by changing to non italics.

several but not all special characters are bold-able.

i can provide a current libre office illustration of same