Rockbox mail archiveSubject: another unicode bitmap font...
another unicode bitmap font...
From: Frederic Devernay <frederic.devernay_at_m4x.org>
...is Clearly U, available from:
This font is proportional (unifont is monospace).
I'm attaching the README. The license looks compatible with rockbox.
This set of fonts provides a 12pt, 100dpi proportional font with many of
The fonts together contain 9538 glyphs at the moment. This does not include
Information about this font and samples, are located at:
Thanks to Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <firstname.lastname@example.org> for his excellent
Thanks to Ahmed Abdelali <email@example.com> for his help in improving the
Thanks to Séamus Ó Ciardhuáin <firstname.lastname@example.org> for a much cleaner version
Thanks go to Daniel Yacob <email@example.com> for a major cleanup of
CHANGES FROM 1.8
o Fixed the Hebrew FB39 glyph.
o Added Hangul Jamo and Hangul Compatibility Jamo glyphs.
o Changed the apostrophe and double quotes to the straight versions, and
o Added Koranic marks.
o Made the Geometric Shapes a bit larger.
o Cleaned up Control Pictures.
o Added Miscellaneous Technical symbols.
o Fixed a couple currency symbols.
o Added Runes.
o Added Ogham.
o Adjusted the positioning of the Arabic decimal and thousands separator.
o Changed some of the Greek glyphs to represent the trailing
o Swapped the Greek phi letter and symbol glyphs.
o Cleaned up Cherokee a bit.
o Fixed the non-spacing Dhivehi vowels.
o Adjusted some of the UCAS shapes.
o Replaced Ogham glyphs with better version.
o Major cleanup of Ethiopic glyphs.
o Added some glyphs to the Cyrillic block.
o Added a couple missing Arabic glyphs.
o Minor adjustment to U+1EF5.
o Added a Devanagari-only font.
o Added the Braille block.
CHANGES FROM 1.7
o Added Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics glyphs.
o Added Cherokee glyphs.
o Changed some of the "caron" forms to the preferred "apostrophe" forms.
o Added Thaana (Dhivehi - Maldivian) glyphs.
o Finished the Arabic glyph improvements.
o Adjusted the Lao dependent vowels, tones, and marks based on work done on
o Replaced the Thai glyphs with cleaned up versions.
o Adjusted the shapes of U+01A2 and U+01A3 based on:
o Added some more glyphs for Unicode 3.0.
o Some minor lightening of a few glyphs.
o Redrew the Hebrew glyphs to be more consistent with the other scripts.
o Removed a combination from the PUA font that is in Unicode 3.0.
o Made the digits in the Arabic glyphs heavier to reflect more common
o Modified the Arabic block glyphs to be smaller and less silly looking.
o Added Devanagari glyphs including those needed to actually present text.
o Adjusted the advance widths of the Cyrillic capital letters to make
o Adjusted the width of the Lao vowels, I, II, Y, and YY.
o Renamed all the glyphs to "uniXXXX".
o Added a Macedonian/Serbian alternate for U+0431 to cu-alt12.
o Added the Romanian alternates using virgule instead of cedilla for
o Added the Persian alternate glyph for the decimal separator at U+066B to
o Fixed up some of the Greek glyphs so the small iota follows the capital
o Improved the Greek drachma sign.
o Adjusted the Cyrillic block to match Unicode 3.0 and moved the extra
o Initial addition of some basic Hangul glyphs.
CHANGES FROM 1.6
o Fixed some more spacing problems with Greek glyphs.
o Fixed some problems with two alternate Greek glyphs.
o Fixed a spacing problem with an Armenian glyph.
o Fixed advance width problems with the Klingon.
o Added an alternate "No." glyph at 0x2116.
o Changed the spacing on the basic Latin upper-case letters to make them
o Lowered the dot above the the lower case "i" and "j" letters to make them
o Added some Greek block glyphs.
o Replaced the small letter d-caron (U+010F) with the preferred typesetting
o Replaced the small letter l-caron (U+013E) with the preferred typesetting
o Added U+01F6 through U+01F9, U+021C and U+021D, U+0222 through U+0225,
for Unicode 3.0 support.
o Lightened the weight of the "w" shape a little.
o Added a couple glyphs to the Private Use Area font for Navajo (U+E12E and
o Added glyphs at U+FFFE for use as an X11 DEFAULT_CHAR entry.
o Added the _XFREE86_GLYPH_RANGES properties.
o Updated the copyright notice year.
CHANGES FROM 1.5
o Fixed up the Coptic SMALL LETTER FEI shape.
o Changed the default shape of the Greek KOPPA to the O shape and added a
o Added some glyphs to the Private Use Area font: dotless lower j, upper
o Some minor improvements made to a few Xucuri glyphs.
o Spacing adjustments to Armenian, Georgian, Lao, and Thai.
o Added some more Cyrillic and Latin glyphs.
o Renamed all the glyphs to 4-digit hexadecimal codes of the form 0xUUUU.
o Added alternate Greek glyphs that use the curved PERISPOMENI instead of
CHANGES FROM 1.4
o Fixed the tone marks in the Greek block.
o Adjusted the spacing on the lower case Greek letters.
o Added the missing micro sign at U+00B5.
o Adjusted spacing on more Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic letters.
o Added a different Franc symbol to the alternate font.
o Added the Macedonian I with grave, U+040D, U+045D.
o Added Cyrillic letter IE with grave at U+0400, U+0450.
o Added the Armenian hyphen at U+058A.
o Fixed spacings on glyphs shaped like the capital C and R, and lightened
o Lightened the "small k shape" found in Cyrillic and Greek.
o Adjusted some spacing problems with Greek alphas.
o Fixed Cyrillic glyphs UPRIGHT U and UPRIGHT U WITH BAR.
o Adjusted the Cyrillic letters U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE.
CHANGES FROM 1.3
o Lightened the lower case "k" and "t" shapes to be more consistent with
o Adjusted the spacing of the letter "x" yet again.
o Adjusted spacing of the letter "y".
o Changed the Greek capital "Y" shape to something more modern, in the
o Adjusted many spacings.
o Adjusted spacing on Georgian Xutsuri lower case alternate glyphs.
o Added consistent CAP_HEIGHT and X_HEIGHT to all fonts.
15 October 1998 - Cleaned up some spacing problems with digits.
02 October 1998 - Changed U+0123 to the preferred Latvian form.
03 September 1998 - Fixed some math character metrics.
09 September 1998 - Finished the Arabic blocks.
12 July 1998 - Added proposed Cyrillic glyphs for Kildin Sámi.
12 July 1998 - Borrowed the Ethiopic glyphs from ethiomx12-uni.bdf.
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