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Re: Font help

On Friday 09 April 2004 05:58 am, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> After close to 5 hours of various attempts, I am ready to say 'uncle' and
> ask for someone's help.  I'm trying (per Anmar's request) to change the
> latin fonts on our Khotot project to something better looking.  So I
> started out with ae_Cortoba (out of shear chance) attempting to add to it
> the bitstream Vera Sans.  I then tried to write something using both fonts
> and got rather different results (using MS-Word).  The vera-sans is smooth
> and clean, mine came out a bit jagged and some characters darker than
> others. I'm attaching a PDF, but its not shown there well (do note that the
> line widths are different).  I'm no font expert (we continue to need
> someone who is) and I've reached my saturation point and need assistance -
> I tried various toggles and tried to mimic the two file's settings to no
> avail (using FCP-4.0 and Fontlab-4.6).
> Roozbeh/Behdad - have any ideas ?  Here are the two files involved (wasn't
> there a Farsi font expert or something ?).  Anyone else ?
>   - http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10
>       (filename is Vera.ttf)
>   - http://cvs.arabeyes.org/viewcvs/art/khotot/AAHS/ae_Cortoba.ttf

I believe we need some a font designer/programmer expert to look in these 
problems. I am sorry I can't help here either but I just want to point you to 
these bugs which I think are related and should have a priority. I wonder how 
can a distro have a clean/not-hacked Arabic installation interface without 
solving these issues!


gc of Mandrake said the only remaining problem was not the font size but the 
fact that the arabic font overided the latin font which eg looks quite weird 
for french.
pablo said: there's sg odd somewhere that needs to be fixed.

Redhat seems to have something related.

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