[Bug 807068] Please fine-tune glyphs of Tamil numerals and one symbol in Lohit Tamil font

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Tue May 29 08:39:13 UTC 2012


--- Comment #3 from Pravin Satpute <psatpute at redhat.com> ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Yeah, we are loosing hinting instructions but its fine. We have enabled
> > autohinting for Tamil in Fedora.
> Hm, but it would be good if you could tell FontForge to autohint the glyphs
> because non-Fedora distributions are also using the Lohit fonts. Frankly,
> I'm also using the Lohit fonts when I boot up into Windows XP! So I would
> prefer the hinting to *not* be distro-dependent.

autohinting does not work well for Indian scripts, so i am bit reluctant to do

But lets add it for newly added characters better to have something rather than

> > After your comments will commit it to upstream and will do release. 
> Now I have checked whether all the requested changes are done and I observe
> that the glyph for TAMIL NUMBER ONE THOUSAND is as yet unchanged in both
> Tamil normal and Tamil Classical fonts. Please see the relevant glyph in
> attachment #572886 [details].

Can you now check it in svn? 

> Next, I also note that the glyphs for ONE HUNDRED and ONE THOUSAND have
> moved somewhat downwards in both fonts. Please correct them to their
> original positions.

My bad, while observing support image i thought its little bit below than other

corrected it now.

> > Note: I have not done changes waiting for Unicode in Lohit Tamil, once Unicode
> > will change it we can update same.
> Do you want me to file a separate bug for the one symbol pending UTC
> editorial approval?

Yes, new bug will help to keep track.

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