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CTAN update: amiri

Date: September 30, 2019 10:20:17 PM CEST
Khaled Hosny submitted an update to the amiri package. Version number: 0.112 2019-09-29 License type: ofl Summary description: A classical Arabic typeface, Naskh style Announcement text: Amiri 0.111 (2017-12-30)
* Drop TTF files from the web fonts archive, WOFF and WOFF2 should be all one needs now. * Cosmetic changes to the CSS snippet. * Fix kerning of the new Kaf glyphs introduced in the previous release. * Add a font table document for the Quran font since it has different character coverage. * Removed the `ccmp` feature composing decomposed Latin base/accent combinations supported by the font. HarfBuzz does this in a bit smarter way, users of other engines can apply Unicode normalization to the input text if this is needed. * Fix wrong glyph class for U+0674 ARABIC LETTER HIGH HAMZA, causing it to be incorrectly treated as a zero width mark (#138). * Drop localized Arabic names from the font (like style names), their support in application is spotty, also it is a bit Ugly to have the font presented with mixed language name, e.g. “Amiri عادي”, in some applications under Arabic locales. * Allow Kashida around floating Hamza (#137). * Colorize Hamza above mark in colored Quran font (#136). * Change the shape of Damma used in U+06C7 & U+0677 (#123). * Other smaller fixes. * OpenType layout tables are now compiled with FontTool’s feaLib instead of my FontForge fork. This is an attempt to make building the fonts from source simpler for others and more predictable. * The font can now be built with Python 3, by calling `make PY2=python3`. * The font can be also built with upstream FontForge now, though the result might be slightly different from the pre-built fonts.
Amiri 0.112 (2019-09-29)
* Fix dot below (U+065C) and make it rounded not rectangular. * Add an Amiri.fontspec file for use with LaTeX fontspec package (#139). * Make the build reproducible. * Fix some misplaced Latin accents. * Add alternate comma and semicolon for Sindhi and Malay, and can be enabled with “ss08” feature as well (#145). * Fix Rohingya tones positioning a bit (#155). * Don’t make rounded guillemots the default as they are meant to be only for Arabic. * Make narrow no break space as wide as thin space (#177). * Fix handling of several Quranic small letters to follow latest Unicode recommendations.
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Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau --

amiri – A classical Arabic typeface, Naskh style

Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text.

It is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in the early 20th century by Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.

The project aims at the revival of the aesthetics and traditions of Arabic typesetting, and adapting it to the era of digital typesetting, in a publicly available form.

MaintainerKhaled Hosny



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