Re: Indian Fonts

From: Jeroen Hellingman (
Date: Tue Feb 24 1998 - 02:39:23 EST


I've had a look at those fonts. The Devanagari looks reasonable, but
for a few added on characters, the rest is hacked together, and needs
major clean-up before being usable.

It is always very revealing to open up a font in a font editor, as I've
done with these. They show all the artifacts of a hurried design and
worse digitisation:--
far too many control points, strange loops, wrong types of control
points, no hinting, and uneven linethicknesses. The "clean up paths"
command immediatly improves the fonts a lot. Have done the
same with the leap fonts, and it is good to see these have been
done professionally. (clean up paths here would be a disaster).

I have no Windows machine to actually try the software at the moment.

Still, it is a nice initiative.

Jeroen Hellingman
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