FS#4971 - Nimbus-14 font with cyrillic and some east european glyphs

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Friday, 31 March 2006, 07:56 GMT
Last edited by Ben Basha (paprica) - Saturday, 01 April 2006, 00:14 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Font/charset
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
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I have some files with cyrillic characters in the tags. But I don't like the unifont since it's too thin for my taste. So I added cyrillic chracters to the my favorite font nimbus-14 (it's thicker and hence easier to read). And while I was at it I also added some east european characters since they all look very similar. I have not added any chinese/korean/japanese glyphs.

There is another patch for nimbus-14 with cyrillic and chinese glyphs, but it was created automatically from some TrueType font so the symbols don't look very nice. Here every symbol was "designed carefully."
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Closed by  Marcoen Hirschberg (marcoen)
Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 09:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Accepted
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Friday, 31 March 2006, 14:05 GMT
Hm... I somehow managed to select the false category :-(
Comment by Andrés Odio (AndresOdio) - Saturday, 01 April 2006, 21:13 GMT
Do you mind if I use your .bdf to post an updated version of my patch (with the Chinese characters)? That way we can have a more complete version of the font with both good-looking Eastern European and Chinese glyphs.
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Monday, 03 April 2006, 07:02 GMT
No, I surely don't mind.
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Monday, 03 April 2006, 07:40 GMT
Here is also a version of nimbus-12 (only with cyrillic glyphs, no east european glyphs are included)
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Tuesday, 04 April 2006, 08:38 GMT
And here is a version of nimbus-14 with hebrew glyphs as well. I'm not an expert in hebrew calligraphy, so use with care ;-)
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Tuesday, 04 April 2006, 11:37 GMT
Corrected some ascents/descents and added hebrew to nimbus-12
Comment by Andrés Odio (AndresOdio) - Wednesday, 05 April 2006, 01:09 GMT
Thanks Al, I have updated my nimbus-based Chinese font with your cyrillic, eastern european, and hebrew glyphs. Can you test it out to see if it displays them properly?
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Thursday, 06 April 2006, 08:43 GMT
Hi Andrés,

everething seems to be Ok. By the way, in my last update (from Apr 4), I have screwed up the nimbus-14: the white space is too wide.
Comment by Alexander Spyridakis (xaviergr) - Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 10:18 GMT
Amazing work Ben!

Could you make a version with greek glyphs too?
Is it an easy task to do so? How exactly do you insert new glyphs?