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New beta release of Persian Fonts
- To: FarsiWeb mailing list <farsiweb at lists dot sharif dot edu>, Persian Computing <persiancomputing at lists dot sharif dot edu>, general at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: New beta release of Persian Fonts
- From: Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh at sharif dot edu>
- Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 16:35:06 +0330
- Organization: Sharif FarsiWeb Inc
A new beta version of FarsiWeb project's Persian fonts is now available.
This contains various improvements to the original Koodak beta, and
contains new fonts Roya (Normal and Bold), Titr, and Homa. According to
our best knowledge, these are the first Unicode compliant versions of
these fonts, and the first set of fonts ever to conform to the Iranian
national standard ISIRI 6219. The fonts currently support the Persian
and Arabic languages.
This is a beta release and contains known bugs, so use the fonts at your
own risk. But we appreciate bug reports or requests for enhancements.
Bug reports should be sent to the email address "FWPG at sharif dot edu".
(Please note that we cannot answer all the emails sent to the address.)
You can download your copy from:
The fonts are conforming to the Unicode, ISIRI 6219, and OpenType
standards as much as possible (they will be made conforming to Adobe
glyph naming standard in a later release). The support will increase in
newer versions, which will contain more fonts, more glyphs, and most
importantly, support for small sizes for selected fonts which make them
suitable for web use.
You can freely share and distribute all of the fonts, if you don't sell
them directly, or change or rename them. Some of these fonts are
licensed under the GNU General Public License
(http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL), which will give you
even more rights as a user and developer. For more details, see the
license field of the fonts themselves, and the file COPYING or
COPYING.txt in the zip file. Other kinds of licensing is also available
from Sharif FarsiWeb Inc, which can be contacted at "FWPG at sharif dot edu".
The FarsiFonts project is sponsored by the High Council of Informatics
of Iran (http://www.shci.ir/) and Sharif University of Technology
(http://www.sharif.edu/). We wish to thank them for supporting standards
and free software.
I finally wish to thank Behnam Esfahbod, Elnaz Sarbar, and Behdad
Esfahbod for their work on the fonts. This was impossible without their
Sharif FarsiWeb Inc