From: thomas <thomas.bsd@gm...> - 2006-12-09 11:08:01
The DejaVu fonts contains most (all?) characters needed in latin
languages, but one is missing: the no-break thin space. In french,
there is a space before the question mark, the exclamation mark and
the semicolon. This space is neither a no-break space (U+00A0) nor a
thin space (U+2009) but a thin, no-break space (U+202F).
OK, most people don't know this rule. But If one would like to comply
with the french Bible of Typography (the Lexique des r=E8gles
typographiques en usage =E0 l'imprimerie nationale), he would need this
You maybe receive many requests for new characters, but the glyph for
this one is a no-brainer :) Would you be kind enough to add it?
Thanks and keep up with the good work
From: thomas <thomas.bsd@gm...> - 2006-12-09 11:36:40
2006/12/9, Denis Jacquerye <moyogo@...>:
> On 12/9/06, thomas <thomas.bsd@...> wrote:
> > The DejaVu fonts contains most (all?) characters needed in latin
> > languages, but one is missing: the no-break thin space.
> U+202F has already been added to Sans and Serif fonts should be in the
> next release. I'll add it to Mono but it won't be thinner.
Thanks Denis. I did not notice that, since I just tried to display
this space in a xterm with DejaVu Mono.
For sure, the monospaced font won't display this character thinner,
though it is useful, for instance when you type a document in a
terminal-based editor (with DejaVu Mono) to export it to
pdf/html/whatever (with a proportional font).