Karl Berry | 2 Feb 20:59 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

If you want to include showings on the oflib site, perhaps these will be
useful resources:

- There are samples of many free (maybe some are gratis) fonts supported
  in the TeX world at http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/.

- There are larger samples of many free fonts with TeX math
  support at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/Free_Math_Font_Survey/.

- I try to maintain http://tug.org/fonts with more links and information.

The samples are static images, nothing dynamic, but hey, it's better
than nothing.

Best,
Karl
Jon Phillips | 2 Feb 21:38 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 13:59 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
> If you want to include showings on the oflib site, perhaps these will be
> useful resources:
> 
> - There are samples of many free (maybe some are gratis) fonts supported
>   in the TeX world at http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/.
> 
> - There are larger samples of many free fonts with TeX math
>   support at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/Free_Math_Font_Survey/.
> 
> - I try to maintain http://tug.org/fonts with more links and information.
> 
> The samples are static images, nothing dynamic, but hey, it's better
> than nothing.
> 
> Best,
> Karl

We should include these on the site, possibly the wiki for the time
being...however, it would be great to collect content to put on our site
when it has been ok'd by the original author and/or legally is
permissive.

Freedesktop.org wants to send us some fonts so we can maintain them, but
haven't followed that yet...I believe its in our bug tracker.

Cheers!
Jon

--

-- 
(Continue reading)

Dave Crossland | 2 Feb 21:48 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On 02/02/07, Jon Phillips <jon@...> wrote:
>
> Freedesktop.org wants to send us some fonts so we can maintain them, but
> haven't followed that yet...I believe its in our bug tracker.

I think this is Nicolas Spalinger requesting Gentium go into the X.org
distribution, and X.org people bouncing it to OFLB because "Fonts are
sort of out of Xorg's domain now."

The bug tracker is linked to on the OFLB front page, and only has 2 bugs:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5266
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9169

--

-- 
Regards,
Dave
Jon Phillips | 2 Feb 21:57 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 20:48 +0000, Dave Crossland wrote:
> On 02/02/07, Jon Phillips <jon@...> wrote:
> >
> > Freedesktop.org wants to send us some fonts so we can maintain them, but
> > haven't followed that yet...I believe its in our bug tracker.
> 
> I think this is Nicolas Spalinger requesting Gentium go into the X.org
> distribution, and X.org people bouncing it to OFLB because "Fonts are
> sort of out of Xorg's domain now."
> 
> The bug tracker is linked to on the OFLB front page, and only has 2 bugs:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5266
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9169

Personally, that is my immediate interest of OFLB, as a package and
system for collecting current font assets and encouraging creation of
others...

Jon

--

-- 
Jon Phillips

San Francisco, CA
USA PH 510.499.0894
jon@...
http://www.rejon.org

MSN, AIM, Yahoo Chat: kidproto
Jabber Chat: rejon@...
(Continue reading)

Karl Berry | 2 Feb 22:05 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

    We should include these on the site,  

I added some of these links to the wiki (a while back).

    possibly the wiki for the time being...however, it would be great to
    collect content to put on our site when it has been ok'd by the
    original author and/or legally is permissive.

As I mentioned before, virtually all of the fonts referred to on those
pages are libre or almost-libre, so legally there's no problem.

Whether it makes sense to try to maintain a separate copy on olib (many
are still actively maintained) is another question.  www.ctan.org holds
(usually) the canonical sources.

Best,
karl
Jon Phillips | 3 Feb 02:09 2007

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 15:05 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
>     We should include these on the site,  
> 
> I added some of these links to the wiki (a while back).
> 
>     possibly the wiki for the time being...however, it would be great to
>     collect content to put on our site when it has been ok'd by the
>     original author and/or legally is permissive.
> 
> As I mentioned before, virtually all of the fonts referred to on those
> pages are libre or almost-libre, so legally there's no problem.
> 
> Whether it makes sense to try to maintain a separate copy on olib (many
> are still actively maintained) is another question.  www.ctan.org holds
> (usually) the canonical sources.
> 
> Best,
> karl

I would recommend if this interests anyone, that we should try to
consolidate resources with other projects. Ideally though we need to get
thumbnailing code to work and have more services sorted so that we could
absorb pre-existing projects :)

Oh, one thought we could do is allow for people to create their own font
thumbnails when they submit their font. ccHost allows this at present.
Obviously this is not ideal, but is doable right now.

Would anyone like to help wit this immediate step? I think 128 px x 128
px would be ideal for a quick thumbnail. Then, you can upload to your
(Continue reading)

Ed Trager | 3 Feb 18:26 2007
Picon

Re: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

Hi, Jon,

>
> I would recommend if this interests anyone, that we should try to
> consolidate resources with other projects. Ideally though we need to get
> thumbnailing code to work and have more services sorted so that we could
> absorb pre-existing projects :)
>
> Oh, one thought we could do is allow for people to create their own font
> thumbnails when they submit their font. ccHost allows this at present.
> Obviously this is not ideal, but is doable right now.
>
> Would anyone like to help wit this immediate step? I think 128 px x 128
> px would be ideal for a quick thumbnail. Then, you can upload to your
> previous uploads and any bitmap will show up as a thumbnail...cool?
>

What do you mean by 128px X 128px square thumbnails?  How does that
make sense for a font preview?  Surely a rectangle that is wider than
it is tall is the most natural shape for a Western font preview
thumbnail, no?

I just took a look at the openfontlibrary.org site and, to be honest,
this site is really is not there yet ...

Just one clear example : when I click on one of the fonts such as
"Hopfer Hornbook" , the page displays the font preview as a 120px X
120px square -- even though the actual bitmap is really 364px X 180px!
 The actual 364x180 size makes a lot more sense.  The
non-isometrically scrunched-up previews on the current site look so
(Continue reading)

Ryan | 4 Feb 23:41 2007
Picon

RE: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

Ill put my hand up to do the existing ones on OFLib at the moment...

Consider it added to my to do list.. 

:P

Cheers

Ryanlerch
ryanlerch@...

-----Original Message-----
From: openfontlibrary-bounces@...
[mailto:openfontlibrary-bounces@...] On Behalf
Of Jon
Phillips
Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2007 11:09 AM
To: Karl Berry
Cc: openfontlibrary@...
Subject: Re: [Openfontlibrary] FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 15:05 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
>     We should include these on the site,  
> 
> I added some of these links to the wiki (a while back).
> 
>     possibly the wiki for the time being...however, it would be great to
>     collect content to put on our site when it has been ok'd by the
>     original author and/or legally is permissive.
> 
(Continue reading)

Jon Phillips | 5 Feb 00:13 2007

RE: FOSS and the Commercial Print World

On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 08:41 +1000, Ryan wrote:
> Ill put my hand up to do the existing ones on OFLib at the moment...
> 
> Consider it added to my to do list.. 

That's the right attitude!

Jon

> :P
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Ryanlerch
> ryanlerch@...
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openfontlibrary-bounces@...
> [mailto:openfontlibrary-bounces@...] On
Behalf Of Jon
> Phillips
> Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2007 11:09 AM
> To: Karl Berry
> Cc: openfontlibrary@...
> Subject: Re: [Openfontlibrary] FOSS and the Commercial Print World
> 
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 15:05 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
> >     We should include these on the site,  
> > 
> > I added some of these links to the wiki (a while back).
(Continue reading)

Gustavo Ferreira | 6 Feb 19:01 2007
Picon

fw: Ann: Nadyezhda SL one -- font for testing of OpenType feature support


---------- Forwarded Message -----------
From: "Adam Twardoch (List)" <list.adam@...>
To: multiple recipients of OpenType migration - sent by <listmaster@...>
Sent: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 17:39:22 +0000
Subject: [OpenType migration] Ann: Nadyezhda SL one -- font for testing of OpenType feature 
support

Message from OpenType migration:

(Pardon for cross-posting)

I have just released a special version of the Bitstream Vera Mono font,
originally designed by Jim Lyles.

This font is intended for testing of OpenType Layout features support in
an application. Using a special test string (see README.TXT included in
the ZIP archive for details), the user can selectively turn on and off
OpenType features in the application's UI and observe which OpenType
feature tags are being applied to the text. Each feature includes one
lookup that substitutes two particular Latin lowercase letters with a
special glyph that shows the feature tag associated with that feature. All
lookups are GSUB LookupType 4 (ligature) lookups and are registered in the
Latin (latn) default languagesystem.

The font implements all OpenType feature tags registered in the OpenType
specification version 1.4, as well as two unregistered tags: "ss21" and
"ss22".

Note that many OpenType Layout features should not be implemented this way
(Continue reading)


Gmane