Lohit2: Next one is Lohit Assamese and Bengali fonts improvement
Pravin Satpute <psatpute <at> redhat.com>
2014-03-05 07:08:10 GMT
In last six month we have completed Devanagari (Marathi and
Nepali), Gujarati, Gurmukhi and Malayalam under lohit2 project .
We have done significant improvement in these fonts not only from
technical perspective but also from standards perspective. I am
confident enough to say Lohit follows all standards around fonts and
Indian languages and scripts.
I attended typoday.in  conference in last weekend and talked
with people around on lohit2. Happy to see number of people in fonts
industry are aware regarding Lohit fonts. Few people even used Lohit
fonts during the workshop to demonstrate some points. Few people
proposed enhancement by adding more ligature. So we all are going
This is time to do improvements in Lohit Assamese and Bengali.
Followings are improvements we are looking for..
- Removing not required ligatures.
- Rewriting efficient open type tables.
- Support to the "beng" and "bng2" open type script tags.
- Building fonts through feature file (.fea)
- Following AGL specification syntax.
- Testing on Harfbuzz NG, Uniscribe(W8).
- Automated Testing Tool utilization
One of the important task prior to development is to identify
guidelines, specifications for Assamese and Bengali script. We do
have TDIL documents available and will see if there is any other.
With these improvements i am sure Lohit Assamese and Bengali can
become standard reference font for upcoming Bengali fonts project.
Need help from Assamese and Bengali language expert. I know
few already and will ping them for more input during the
developments. Development activity is going to happen in lohit2
 git. Feel free to report bug and propose enhancements.
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