From: Peter Baker <psb6m@vi...> - 2009-05-31 17:58:10
This is the first new release of Junicode, the font for medievalists,
This release contains fixes of several bugs, improved coverage of the
Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI) character set (though this is
not yet complete). Most of the medievalist Unicode characters recently
added in Latin Extended D and other ranges have been added. Most of
these were already in the Private Use Area; these remain for now, but
users should begin to adopt the new, more standard encodings. The
regular face now contains 5870 glyphs; the italic, bold and bold italic
faces are much less complete, though an effort is being made to make the
italic face match the regular where appropriate.
The design of several glyphs has been revised; those who prefer the old
design should turn on "Style Set 9" in an OpenType-aware application.
On the technical side, OpenType support has been improved and extended.
TrueType instructions have been supplied for all glyphs: these are a mix
of "auto-hints" added by FontForge and instructions written by hand.
There are still feature requests that I have not gotten to yet; I'll
work on these for the next release.
Junicode is a SourceForge project: get it at
http://junicode.sourceforge.net/. By request, the current version has
also been uploaded to CTAN; it is uncertain how soon it will be
available for download there.
Best wishes to all,