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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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.
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.
No, we don't need new unicode points. This is not of a high priority so let us just leave it.
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.
OpenOffice supporting Open Type feature from long time.
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.
"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.
The F14 OO.o version is supposed to support .otf, IIRC
Created attachment 480669 [details]
looks like problem with your attached .tar.gz file, can you attach signle .ttf or .sfd file?
Lohit fonts has some other priorities for coming years. Not looking any soonish to work on this.
Closing as Deferred.