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CTAN update: amiri

Date: June 3, 2013 7:22:21 PM CEST
the daemon alerted me to: > Name of contribution: amiri > Author's name: Khaled Hosny > Package version: 0.106 > Location on CTAN: fonts/amiri/ > Summary description: A classical Arabic typeface, Naskh style > License type: ofl > > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Amiri 0.106 (2013-05-28) > ------------------------ > * New glyphs: > - New, more conventional shape for gaf, the old shape can be activated with > “ss04” feature. > - Redrawn Persian digits > - New inverted damma, the old one moved to Urdu-specific “locl“ feature. > - More contextual forms for letter followed by final bari yeh. > > * Fixes: > - Add +ve kerning after alef in أثر and أثن. > - Cleanup some bold glyphs. > - Fix ring position of few U+0620 glyphs. > - Lower the marks above wide isolated glyphs. > - Rewrite subtending marks lookups to become much faster. > - Shorten final Alef with tatweel a bit. > - Bigger quotes. > - Increase slant angle of slanted font. > - Use medium sized digits with safha and number signs instead of small ones. > - Many smaller changes. > > * Latin: > - Remove the tooth from italic longs. > > * License > - Drop the OFL reserved font name clause; no need to rename the font when > modifying it anymore. > > * A draft user manual (Arabic only for now) is included. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Announcement required: Yes thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. i must apologise for the delay in publishing this announcement; life has "got on top of me", especially with the massive flood of uploads prior to the freeze of tex live. i am only just getting back to normal... > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/amiri > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/amiri/ Robin Fairbairns 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 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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