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Re: [Freefont-bugs] a comparison of FreeMono.ttf versions of 2003-06-24

From: Steve White
Subject: Re: [Freefont-bugs] a comparison of FreeMono.ttf versions of 2003-06-24 and 2008-03-24
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:49:29 +0200


>  • The older glyphs for the quote characters (i.e., ', ", ", ') are
>   much nicer for a screen font.  It would be nice to be able to get
>   the old glyphs somehow.
It seems to me that yours is an aesthetic judgement about the shapes
of the glyphs.  On second look, I agree.  My "curly" quotes look out
of place in this face.

The standard specifies that the glyphs should be distinct from certain
other glyphs, but their shape is only suggested.

In previous releases, the quote-left U2018 was just wrong.  Since I
think of these as "curly" quotes, I tried to make them curly, and
distinct from "primes" (U2032+).  But the standard doesn't say the
quotes have to be distinct from the primes.  I think cases where it
would matter, would be very rare, and questionable.

So basically, I put the shapes back as they were, like the comma in
Mono, and just made sure the directions and senses of the quotes
matched the standard.

To appear in the next release.

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