[EversonMono] Everson Mono updated
z993126 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 10:52:06 IST 2008
The one feature I hope to see in a future version of Everson Mono
(and, indeed, all monospaced unicode fonts) is proper kerning, at all
font sizes, of the boxdrawing characters. Of course, there is also an
issue with platform compatibility. Say, displaying a box around text
in the PuTTY telnet client using, e.g., 10 pt. MS SimSun; it works
correctly in WinXP but comes out as dashed lines at some other sizes,
and in Vista won't show solid lines as it ought at *any* size. So I
don't know if this is even a solvabe problem...I know some unicode
fonts have other rendering issues with the boxdrawing characters, such
as using a two-byte space but only having the glyph in the first half.
You'd think characters whose raison d'etre is the creation of solid
borders around text would have specific layout instructions, like the
spacing modifier and directional indicator characters.
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On 8/6/08, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> One gets busy. At long last however I have been able to fix some of
> the bugs in Everson Mono (longstanding as they were, alas), and to
> complete character support for a number of new characters (new Latin
> and Cyrillic characters for instance). Everson Mono also has a good
> bit of SMP support for scripts.
> There's also a new discussion list for Everson Mono. If you'd written
> to me between 1995 and today, I've probably subscribed you to it. :-)
> If you don't like that :-( I can easily remove you from it if you let
> me know.
> Why have I turned back to Everson Mono just now? Because I've taken
> the Great Leap away from Eudora to Apple Mail, and I needed my font to
> work. It does.
> The current version is 5.101.
> Yours in monowidth,
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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