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Re: adding Font glyphs (was - X.org influence)
- To: Development Discussions <developer at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: adding Font glyphs (was - X.org influence)
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 21:53:18 -0700 (PDT)
--- Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at cs dot toronto dot edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 May 2004, Munzir Taha wrote:
> > If more glyphs could be added it would be perfect. Particularly
> > interesting and easy are: U0679, U0688, U0691, U06C7. Those need
> > a bit more design: U06BA, U06D2, U06D5. With those 7 extra characters
> > it would also cover Urdu.
> > Please, behdad ask your team to add these 7 glyphs. This would be very
> > valuable to all distros. It shouldn't be a lot of work.
> First, these fonts are not mine, or my team's, I just have been
> asking for more glyphs too :). Second, these characters does not
> handle Persian, or in fact are never used in Persian.
I would suggest we stick to Arabic and Persian/Farsi for now and worry
about Urdu later.
> Nadim et al, I have attached a map of the Unicode Arabic block,
> annotated for Persian, based on the national standard. The
> characters with white background are not used in Persian. All
> the others are required. But there are lots of other characters
> that I'm not going to list here.
Behdad, what is the encoding of those characters (in Form-B as well).
I'm guessing U+0671, U+067E, U+0686, U+0698, U+06A9, U+06AF, U+06CC but
what relates to them in form-B ?
> BEHNAM OR ROOZBEH, WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND THE DOCUMENT FROM MEHRAN
> WHICH LISTS THE CHARACTERS AND GLYPHS FOR PERSIAN FONTS?
Yeah and again - we really need font help - we can add the above
glyphs but we need to fix the entire font file to make it more
usable in general. So in short, nothing will be done until help
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