From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 08 2009 - 02:59:37 CDT
First I'm looking at my fonts, the set of fonts which I will propose
for Unicode 6.0. These are all based on Evertimes. In the 5.0 charts,
we have a mix between some of Fiscella's old fonts and Evertimes.
So I'm just going to look at what I see in the 5.2 chart (from the
"non-Han" public PDF) and what I see in my fonts. I don't know which
fonts Rick used to generate the 5.2 fonts (Rick, see whatever .cfl you
are using and tell me please).
> 00AF MACRON – longer than in previous charts
In my Uni0000Latinone font 00AF MACRON is 682 em units wide. 0072
LATIN SMALL LETTER R is also 682 em units wide. Compare 005F
UNDERSCORE and 006E LATIN SMALL LETTER N which are both 1024 em units
In my Uni0100Latinextendeda font the macron on 0101 LATIN SMALL LETTER
A WITH MACRON is the identical width and thickness of 00AF MACRON.
> 017F LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S – glyph slightly changed to have more
> distinct serif. If this change was intentional then 1E9B should be
> changed to match 017F
In my Uni0100Latinextendeda font 017F LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S is
identical to 0066 LATIN SMALL LETTER F except the right crossbar is
removed. (It's supposed to look like that.)
In my Uni1E00Latinextendedadditional font all three long esses 1E9B..
1E9D have the identical base as 017F.
If Rick is using the font entitled Uni1E00 then the first of the long
esses 1E9B is Fiscellas (because for Unicode 5.0 we were not supposed
to change from Fiscella's glyphs) and the other two long esses 1E9C..
1E9D have the Evertimes long esses becuase those are the glyphs which
we have always had (they were new with the medievalist material).
For a quick fix I can substitute the Evertimes long s for 1E9B. I have
uploaded Uni1E00 to my folder on book.
> 0192 LATIN SMALL LETTER F WITH HOOK – glyph changed, probably
In my Uni0180Latinextendedb this letter is vertical and looks
identical to 0066 LATIN SMALL LETTER F except that it extends below
with the hooked tail of the letter j.
The italicized f is from Fisc0180Latinextendedb. (Ken, this is the
real problem with this character as used by Apple for "florin" and
"folder"; many fonts italicize it which makes it rather useless for
The quickest fix or this is to make a new vertical f-hook out of
Fiscella's f and j (not a great fix since 20% of the characters in
that font are Evertimes anyway. I have uploaded this font to my folder
> 1D2F MODIFIER LETTER CAPITAL BARRED B – bar has disappeared
In my Uni1D00Phoneticextensions font, the bar is there.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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