This is the second release of the IndUni Omega fonts. The number of characters they contain has been significantly increased. The files in this archive are virtual fonts for Omega, the 16-bit Unicode-aware development from TeX. They have been created using vpl2ovp, a program I have written to generate arbitrarily accented virtual fonts. The subset of Unicode that they implement is the same as is used for the IndUni OpenType fonts: see the file IndUni_Omega.def. However, because of the limitations of virtual fonts based on Type 1 PostScript fonts, not all of the characters can be made available. The fonts are made available under the GNU General Public License. The program itself is available for download: http://bombay.indology.info/software/programs/accfonts.zip. The fonts referenced are URW++'s lookalikes for Times (ptm*-IndUni.*), New Century Schoolbook (pnc*-IndUni.*), Palatino (ppl*-IndUni.*), Helvetica (phv*-IndUni.*) and Courier (pcr*-IndUni.*). They will probably produce very acceptable results with the original proprietary (non-freeware) fonts as well. In all these fonts, glyphs representing characters requiring more than a single codepoint (e.g. a-macron-acute, r-underring-macron-acute) are stored in Unicode's Private Use Area, and a system of ligatures is provided to allow them to be accessed. This system also permits single-codepoint accented characters to be accessed through their "decomposed" component parts. Thus of the characters a-macron (single codepoint: U+0101) and a-macron-acute (two codepoints: U+0101 + U+0301), the former will be accessible both as U+0101 (a-macron) and as U+0061 + U+0304 ("a" + macron); the latter will be accessible both as U+0101 + U+0301 (a-macron + acute) and U+0061 + U+0304 + U+0301 ("a" + macron + acute). This is a considerable advantage, given the different possible ways in which Unicode can be, and is, used. As of this release, one minor change has been introduced: the sequence of Unicode codepoints required to access the "kh underbar" character is now "k" + U+035F + "h", not "k" + U+200D + "h" + U+0331; the same applies, mutatis mutandis, to "Kh" and "KH". (U+035F is "combining double macron below"). If you encounter problems with these fonts, email me. If you encounter problems in getting them to work on your system, consult your local Omega expert; your local TeX expert would probably also be able to help :-) John Smith email@example.com http://bombay.indology.info
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (717.2k).
induni-om – Omega fonts for characters used in study of Sanskrit
The files are a comprehensive set of virtual fonts for the Latin glyphs used in the study of Sanskrit and similar languages. The virtual fonts are built for use with Omega, and use the URW look-alikes for Times, etc as base fonts.
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Omega and packages that use it
fonts for languages of the Indian subcontinent
virtual font(s) using existing fonts