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[Freefont-bugs] Adding Malayalam to Freefont

From: H
Subject: [Freefont-bugs] Adding Malayalam to Freefont
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:01:33 +0000


I am Hiran Venugopalan, of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, the Free software l10n team for Malayalam language. I am interested in working with ttf-freefonts and wish to add malayalam glyphs to the exisiting font set. From the font I downloaded from from [] I came to know that the Rachana font is there inside the font. Unluckly the Serif verion of Freefont makes my fontforge to crash while opening.

Let me inform you the fact that the font Rachana is now having a latest version named as Rachana_04. The font shows the best result GNU/Linux with fine rendering, ever Malayalam had. The font is GNU GPL. And I wish to add that set of glyphs to TTF-FF. Before I am starting the work let me tell you.

* The license is GNU GPL v2+, no change in that.
* The font supports Unicode 5.0, we are not ready to move to 5.0.1 Unicode, the community is still under discussion
* It should be added with the font _sooner_!
* The TTF file is not getting opened in my fontforge - help me!

Also there is another font of Sans type named Meera. If its possible we can add that too along with FF-Sans, but the acent decent proportion is different its 600:400 for emsize of 100.

I am putting these cases as I had a bitter experience while working along with another so-called-free-software-font work. Please dont consider this as my stupiidity.

Help me, help my language.

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