CTAN update: amiri-font
Date: May 22, 2012 9:28:23 AM CEST
the daemon wrote:
> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: amiri-font
> Author's name: Khaled Hosny
> Package version: 0.102
> Location on CTAN: fonts/amiri
> Summary description: Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface, Naskh
> style, for typesetting books and other running text.
> License type: other-free
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> * New glyphs:
> - The largest feature of this release is adding Latin script support based on
> Crimson font, covering latin-0 to 9 code pages as well as all characters
> used in common Arabic romanisation schemes (no including IPA) and other
> common punctuation characters.
> - Beh with small v below (U+08A0).
> - Basmala symbol (U+FDFD).
> * Fixes:
> - New contextual shape for final open heh-yaa combination.
> - New contextual shape for final faa-yaa combination.
> - New contextual shape for knotted heh-yaa baree.
> - New, improved and more open hmaza wasl.
> - Larger and more readable shadda, regular and Qur'anic sukun.
> - Larger and more readable Sallallahou Alayhe Wasallam symbol (U+FDFA).
> - Improved dot placement of initial baa-like glyphs.
> - Improved dot placement of kaf-baa-alef combination.
> - Improved placement of dagger alef on regular glyphs.
> - Wider final alef with madda to avoid clash between madda and next glyphs.
> - Improved kaf-meem-alef, kaf-alef combinations at smaller sizes on screen.
> - Improve kaf-lam-final meem.
> - Avoid initial/medial kaf clash with next glyph's dots.
> - Improved medial and final sad connecting part.
> * Kerning:
> - More efficient kerning feature using contextual positioning
> - Reduce dal/raa-kaf kerning to avoid dot clash
> - More positive kerning for raa-intial yaa.
> - Make kerning across ZWNJ work with Uniscribe.
> * Bug fixes: #1347860, #3471042, #3475146, #3509875
> * Misc.:
> - Duplicate 'locl' in 'ccmp' to work around engines not supporting the former.
> - Smaller, MTX compressed EOT files.
thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at
The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) on the web, by tomorrow
morning (Cambridge time).
For the CTAN team
amiri – A classical Arabic typeface, Naskh style
Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for
typesetting books and other running text.
It is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered
in the early 20th century by
in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font
The project aims at the revival of the aesthetics and
traditions of Arabic typesetting, and adapting it to the
era of digital typesetting, in a publicly available form.