FS#10154 - Font: Add IPA P Gothic font (Japanese font)

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida) - Monday, 20 April 2009, 12:19 GMT
Last edited by Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida) - Friday, 28 May 2010, 10:50 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Font/charset
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The IPA font is a font to which shape is refined more than sazanami-mincho font.
Moreover, it is shape suitable from GNU Unifont font to the Japanese.
The license of The IPA font changed, and the re-distribution of it became free.
(Licence see IPA_Font_License_Agreement_v1.0.txt)

IPA font:
support codepage: JIS X 0213:2004 (include Rockbox's SJIS codepage)

I create bdf file from ipagp.otf using otf2bdf.

I prepared the font whose size was 14, 16, and 18.
Is which size font necessary excluding the above mentioned?

fnt files was prepared for the person who did not have the build environment.

Note: Alphabets , Numbers are not proportional.
There might be a problem in the processing converted from otf into bdf or in ipagp.otf file.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida)
Friday, 28 May 2010, 10:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  for the cpyright reason, this task rejects
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Monday, 27 April 2009, 20:10 GMT
I looked at the fonts (only latin and cyrillic parts of it, since I don't have file with Japanese tags). Frankly said, I didn't like the shapes. But if you like them and, especially, if you appreciate the fact that the fonts contain SJIS code page, I have nothing against committing it.
Comment by Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida) - Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 07:08 GMT
When bdf files was created by using fontforge, alphabets and numbers are proportional.
Then, I send new bdf files.

The characters that was encoding >= U+10000 and the characters for vertical writing were deleted from the bdf files.

When you convert bdf files into fnt files, you should use the convbdf that applyes the patch of  FS#10176 .
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Thursday, 30 April 2009, 22:39 GMT
I still do not quite like some aspects. E.g. the spacing of the cyrillic glyphs. But if the main purpose of these fonts is to provide nice looking Japanese glyphs and they indeed look nice (I have not tested this as I don't have such files, and even if I had I couldn't judge what is nice and what is not -- so I wholly rely on your opinion) -- then I'd be happy to commit this.

Could someone please verify that the license is compatible with the one Rockbox requires?
Comment by Yoshihisa Uchida (Uchida) - Friday, 28 May 2010, 10:49 GMT
for the copyright reason (can not distributed the bitmap font), I close this task.