I’m still alive. Besides that, a new font named “Anka” is available for download from the “Fancy fonts” section of the Culmus site (http://culmus.sourceforge.net/).
Unlike in past releases, this time I chose to publish in addition the OpenType version of the font. Unfortunately, most Linux applications don’t support OpenType, or support it only partially:
In fact, in Windows you even get some rudimentary kerning, which is supposed to make font look a little better in print. In an unrelated issue, in Windows the font is listed under its Hebrew name as "ąš÷ä", and can be found at the very bottom of the list of fonts.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.