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Subject: RE: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for translators)

RE: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for translators)

From: <unifoundry_at_unifoundry.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:25:16 -0700

Yoshihisa,

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for
> translators)
> From: "Yoshihisa Uchida" <y_uchida-lj_at_infoseek.jp>
> Date: Mon, April 27, 2009 12:43 am
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
>
> Hi
>
> In current version GNU Unifont, there are the following problems.
> (1) Space (U+0020, U+00a0, etc), TAB is not displayed by the blank.
> These displayed as [SP], [NBSP], [HT].
>
> Therefore, the menu and the title, etc. are very hard to read.

I forgot to run the "unmask" utility on them to remove space
graphics--sorry! I also removed the glyphs for U+0000 through U+001F
(lower control character range) and U+007F through U+009F (Delete and
the upper control character range). The new files are at:

     http://unifoundry.com/unifont-rockbox-20080907-1.bdf.gz

and

     http://unifoundry.com/unifont-rockbox-20080907-1.hex.gz

> (2) Because Rockbox doesn't support the combination of the characters, the glyph change of character of combining diacritical > marks are not significant.
>
> When the characters changed by GNU Unifont 20080820 -> 20080827 was checked, the correction of combining diacritical
> marks and space like characters was most.
>
> Thus, I think that I need not change 16-GNU-Unifont.bdf (this is based on
> GNU Unifont 20080820).
>
> Yours,
>
> Yoshihisa Uchida

The font will continue to evolve. As it does, I'd like to automatically
generate new versions for Rockbox. Thus I'd appreciate it if you could
try to use this latest version. Once it is known to be okay, future
versions will be trivial to prepare for Rockbox.

On Linux/Unix systems, the control character glyphs were not displayed
by application software. Obviously they are in Rockbox, so I'll remove
them from future versions for Rockbox.

Thanks!

Paul Hardy
Received on 2009-04-27


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