Bug 648358 - [RFE] Add Devanagari Script Northern Variant in Lohit Devanagari Font
Summary: [RFE] Add Devanagari Script Northern Variant in Lohit Devanagari Font
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lohit-devanagari-fonts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pravin Satpute
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-01 05:34 UTC by Ujjwol
Modified: 2012-12-24 08:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2012-12-24 08:01:26 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Chandas Uttara Sahadeva and Lohit Devangari (52.19 KB, image/png)
2010-11-01 05:34 UTC, Ujjwol
no flags Details
lohit (125.31 KB, patch)
2011-02-24 06:55 UTC, Sooraj kumar
no flags Details | Diff

Description Ujjwol 2010-11-01 05:34:32 UTC
Created attachment 456793 [details]
Chandas Uttara Sahadeva and Lohit Devangari

Description of problem:
The Lohit Devanagari currently uses the most popular variant - the southern variant of devanagari. But being the default font of fedora a popular os, it should also support the northern variant of devangari. This requires additions of newer glyph for:
अ आ ओ औ ऋ ॠ ण झ क्ष

My goal by asking this feature is to make Lohit Devanagari a full featured Devanagari font.
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Additional info:
I have attached the screenshot showing it in Chandas/Uttara - a GPL'ed font containing Northern Variant, and a free font Sahadeva containing Northern variant along with Lohit Hindi. Hope this will help.

Comment 1 Pravin Satpute 2010-11-01 06:49:45 UTC
I am really doubt full, by checking these shape, it clearly looks like we need a new Unicode points for these shapes.

It will be nice if you package Chandas/Uttara font for Fedora, if you need any help or any problem do let me know.

Adding these shapes in lohit will take some time, if someone want to volunteer/contribute in this i will surely help him.

Comment 2 Ujjwol 2010-11-01 07:01:10 UTC
No, we don't need new unicode points. This is not of a high priority so let us just leave it.

Comment 3 Ujjwol 2010-11-01 11:06:18 UTC
They just the variant, Chandas uses both variant in the same font. But as OpenOffice still doesnot support OT features, one could not use this.

Comment 4 Pravin Satpute 2010-11-02 04:23:28 UTC
OpenOffice supporting Open Type feature from long time.

Comment 5 Ujjwol 2010-11-02 04:29:49 UTC
OpenType fonts with the .otf extension doesn't even shows up. Alternative for same unicode points can't be done. It has many issues. http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=16032
I use other programs to access Open Type Features.

Comment 6 Pravin Satpute 2010-11-02 05:12:52 UTC

"OpenOffice (1.1.1) supports OpenType fonts with TrueType outlines (*.ttf ones,
like recent Times New Roman versions), but doesn't support OpenType fonts with
PostScript outlines (*.otf).

So yeah problem with .otf extentions font, but almost all feature are working with .ttf fonts.

Comment 7 Nicolas Mailhot 2010-11-02 13:35:21 UTC
The F14 OO.o version is supposed to support .otf, IIRC

Comment 8 Sooraj kumar 2011-02-24 06:55:07 UTC
Created attachment 480669 [details]


Comment 9 Pravin Satpute 2011-02-24 07:17:39 UTC
Hi Sooraj,

 looks like problem with your attached .tar.gz file, can you attach signle .ttf or .sfd file?

Comment 10 Pravin Satpute 2012-12-24 08:01:26 UTC
Lohit fonts has some other priorities for coming years. Not looking any soonish to work on this. 

Closing as Deferred.

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