CTAN update: amiri

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Mon Sep 30 23:20:17 CEST 2019

Khaled Hosny submitted an update to the



Version number: 0.112 2019-09-29
License type: ofl

Summary description: A classical Arabic typeface, Naskh style

Announcement text:

Amiri 0.111 (2017-12-30)

* Drop TTF files from the web fonts archive, WOFF and WOFF2 should be all one
  needs now.
* Cosmetic changes to the CSS snippet.
* Fix kerning of the new Kaf glyphs introduced in the previous release.
* Add a font table document for the Quran font since it has different character
* Removed the `ccmp` feature composing decomposed Latin base/accent
  combinations supported by the font. HarfBuzz does this in a bit smarter way,
  users of other engines can apply Unicode normalization to the input text if
  this is needed.
* Fix wrong glyph class for U+0674 ARABIC LETTER HIGH HAMZA, causing it to be
  incorrectly treated as a zero width mark (#138).
* Drop localized Arabic names from the font (like style names), their support
  in application is spotty, also it is a bit Ugly to have the font presented
  with mixed language name, e.g. “Amiri عادي”, in some applications under
  Arabic locales.
* Allow Kashida around floating Hamza (#137).
* Colorize Hamza above mark in colored Quran font (#136).
* Change the shape of Damma used in U+06C7 & U+0677 (#123).
* Other smaller fixes.
* OpenType layout tables are now compiled with FontTool’s feaLib instead of my
  FontForge fork. This is an attempt to make building the fonts from source
  simpler for others and more predictable.
* The font can now be built with Python 3, by calling `make PY2=python3`.
* The font can be also built with upstream FontForge now, though the result
  might be slightly different from the pre-built fonts.


Amiri 0.112 (2019-09-29)

* Fix dot below (U+065C) and make it rounded not rectangular.
* Add an Amiri.fontspec file for use with LaTeX fontspec package (#139).
* Make the build reproducible.
* Fix some misplaced Latin accents.
* Add alternate comma and semicolon for Sindhi and Malay, and can be enabled
  with “ss08” feature as well (#145).
* Fix Rohingya tones positioning a bit (#155).
* Don’t make rounded guillemots the default as they are meant to be only for
* Make narrow no break space as wide as thin space (#177).
* Fix handling of several Quranic small letters to follow latest Unicode

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Ina Dau


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