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FS#9716 - new unifont update

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by harry tu (bookshare) - Friday, 26 December 2008, 04:25 GMT
Last edited by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Saturday, 03 January 2009, 08:12 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Font/charset
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version 3.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I was cruising around the internet when I noticed that unifont was updated on 9-7. The last update was 8-20, one update behind. I did my best to create an updated version, but I am new to this, so here is what I did.
1. downloaded and unzipped the truetype font (link in fs#9241, included
2. ran otf2bdf and created a bdf file, included
3. ran the remove filler chars script found in fs#9241 (thanks rasher!), and put the resulting file in the zip file, along with everything else. The link to download the zip file is:

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Closed by  Jonas Häggqvist (rasher)
Saturday, 03 January 2009, 08:12 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Comment by Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida) - Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 17:44 GMT
Current version's GNU Unifont (7 Sep. 2008) does not changes glyph data from 20 Aug. 2008.

In GNU Unifont Glyphs top page(http://unifoundry.com/unifont.html)
> Additions for 2008-09-07: TrueType Combining Diacritical Marks
> The .hex, .bdf, and .pcf files are unchanged from the 2008-08-20 version. The .ttf (TrueType) font was modified to superimpose Unicode combining diacritical
> marks on the glyph that they follow, with no advance in cursor position.

Furthermore, Rockbox's GNU Unifont is based by current BDF version of the font (http://unifoundry.com/unifont-5.1.20080820.bdf.gz).
Then I think that it is not necessary to update.
Comment by harry tu (bookshare) - Saturday, 03 January 2009, 01:17 GMT
Should it be closed, then?