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CTAN Update: amiri

Date: December 31, 2013 7:17:08 AM CET
Khaled Hosny submitted an update to the amiri package. Version number: 0.107 License type: ofl Summary description: This is a beta-release of the font, though it is believed to be largely usable. (The author retains the right to make incompatible changes in the future.) The font covers the Arabic and Arabic Supplement blocks of Unicode 6.0, which means it essentially covers any language written in Arabic script and supported by Unicode. Announcement text:
Amiri 0.107 (2013-12-30)
* New glyphs: - Arabic math letters from Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols block (U+1EE00–U+1EEFF). - Optional support for placing the kasra below the shadda, with “ss05” feature. - Missing proportional LTR digits in the slanted font. * Fixes: - Reverted the lowering of marks above wide isolated glyphs, it made the marks look weird relative to other ones. - Fixed the position of marks above qaf of قح. - Dropped the special combination in تمخ‍ when it is follow vowelled as it was too crowded. - Fixed the position of sukun over shadda. - Fixed the side bearings of ثر, ثن and sisters so that the dots do not clash with preceding glyphs. - Positive kerning between مرين and likes. - Slight kerning between the period and closing quotes. - Made sure the italic European digits are really tabular.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/amiri/ More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/amiri 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 Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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 Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.

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.

MaintainerKhaled Hosny



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