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New on CTAN: alm­fixed

Date: Au­gust 31, 2014 7:03:14 AM CEST
Idris Sa­mawi Hamid sub­mit­ted the alm­fixed pack­age. Ver­sion num­ber: 0.92 Li­cense type: gfl Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed ex­tends TeX-Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar to full Ara­bic Uni­code sup­port An­nounce­ment text:
1. For more de­tails, see README.txt. For more ex­ten­sive doc­u­men­ta­tion, ex­am­ples, and back­ground; see alm­fixed-dtk.pdf. 2. Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed is an ex­ten­sion of TeX-Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar. Every glyph and open­type fea­ture of the Latin Modern Mono has been re­tained, with mi­nor im­prove­ments. On the other hand, we have changed the ver­ti­cal met­rics of the font. Although the Ara­bic script is de­signed to use the same x-size as Latin Modern Mono, the for­mer script needs greater as­cen­der and de­scen­der space. 3. Every Ara­bic glyph in each Uni­code-code block is sup­ported (up to Uni­code 7.0): Ara­bic, Ara­bic Sup­ple­ment, Ara­bic Ex­tended, Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms A, and Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms B. 4. There are two ver­sions of the font: otf and ttf. The open­type ver­sion is for print ap­pli­ca­tions (and usu­ally the de­fault for TeX). The TrueType ver­sion is for on-screen ap­pli­ca­tions such as text ed­i­tors. Hint­ing in the ttf ver­sion is much bet­ter for on-screen, at least on Mi­crosoft Win­dows. 5. The most unique fea­ture of Ara­bic-Latin Modern is in its treat­ment of vow­els and di­a­crit­ics. Each vowel and di­a­critic (ALM Fixed con­tains a to­tal of 68 such glyphs) can now be edited hor­i­zon­tally within any text ed­i­tor or pro­ces­sor. I be­lieve this is the very first open­type Ara­bic font ever to have this ca­pa­bil­ity. Edit­ing com­plex Ara­bic texts will now be much eas­ier to in­put and to proof­read.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/fonts/alm­fixed More in­for­ma­tion is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/alm­fixed We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Man­fred Lotz

alm­fixed – Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed ex­tends -Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar to full Ara­bic Uni­code sup­port

Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed is an ex­ten­sion of -Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar. Every glyph and OpenType fea­ture of the Latin Modern Mono has been re­tained, with mi­nor im­prove­ments. On the other hand, we have changed the ver­ti­cal met­rics of the font. Although the Ara­bic script is de­signed to use the same x-size as Latin Modern Mono, the for­mer script needs greater as­cen­der and de­scen­der space.

Every Ara­bic glyph in each Uni­code-code block is sup­ported (up to Uni­code 7.0): Ara­bic, Ara­bic Sup­ple­ment, Ara­bic Ex­tended, Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms A, and Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms B.

There are two ver­sions of the font: otf and ttf. The ?penType ver­sion is for print ap­pli­ca­tions (and usu­ally the de­fault for ). The TrueType ver­sion is for on-screen ap­pli­ca­tions such as text ed­i­tors. Hint­ing in the ttf ver­sion is much bet­ter for on-screen, at least on Mi­crosoft Win­dows.

The unique fea­ture of Ara­bic-Latin Modern is its treat­ment of vow­els and di­a­crit­ics. Each vowel and di­a­critic (ALM Fixed con­tains a to­tal of 68 such glyphs) may now be edited hor­i­zon­tally within any text ed­i­tor or pro­ces­sor. The au­thor be­lieves this is the very first OpenType Ara­bic font ever to have this ca­pa­bil­ity. Edit­ing com­plex Ara­bic texts will now be much eas­ier to in­put and to proof­read.

Pack­agealm­fixed
Ver­sion0.92
Main­tainerIdris Sa­mawi Hamid

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