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[Mark Leisher <mleisher@crl.nmsu.edu>: Unicode BDF fonts available]

Folks, this interesting announcement about an extension of
Computer Modern into the Unicode character set just came
in on the unicode list; perhaps some of you may wish to
investigate further:


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From: Mark Leisher <mleisher@crl.nmsu.edu>
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Subject: Unicode BDF fonts available
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Over the last year I have been working on a single typeface which can be
used to render Unicode text.  The typeface is intended for presenting
truly multilingual text on Web pages, particularly for dense academic
papers/texts that liberally mix languages.

I have been distracted recently by "real" work and am unable to do much
more work on the fonts.  So I decided to put the fonts out so others can
use them or work on them if they wish.

The typeface is 12pt, 100dpi, proportional, and heavily influenced by
Donald Knuth's Computer Modern.  There are about 3100 glyphs at the
moment in four fonts.  Some of the glyphs are in the Private Use Area
and may need to be moved if they conflict with other Unicode support

I am not an expert in many of these scripts, so please feel free to send
me changes if you see something wrong.  Also feel free to add glyphs to
the fonts.  I would appreciate a copy of any additions made.  The fonts
have not actually been tested in Web pages yet, so more work will
probably be needed to adjust the glyph spacing.

The fonts are available at:


If you need a BDF font editor:


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