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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 ??? and ???. > - 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.

Ver­sion0.109 2016-11-20
Main­tainerKhaled Hosny



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