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bug #35128: Add white forwing, smiling face and CCCP-sign to FreeSans

Submitted by:  Pander <pander>
Submitted on:  Tue Dec 20 16:23:13 2011  
Category: individual character(s)Severity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: glyph(s) missingStatus: Fix posted
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: development

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Fri Dec 7 13:52:35 2012, comment #5:

Made a hammer-and-sickle for mono.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Dec 31 20:21:26 2011, comment #4:

Hi Sander!

Thanks for the patches, but there are some problems.

Did I mix up the patches? We discussed some of these issues, and I thought it was clear, but then maybe you sent me other patches in e-mail?

The glyphs for Sans seemed OK, and I went and committed them.
Unfortunately, shortly after, I realized these are just direct copies of the glyphs from the Serif face.

The hammer-and-sickle didn't really fit the mono style at all, to my eye... but then again it's just a scaled copy from Serif as well. So this one won't be committed as-is.

As we discussed, outside of a few special cases, there isn't much point in having identical glyphs in the different faces (what's the point of having different faces at all?)

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri Dec 30 19:45:31 2011, comment #3:

Surprise! I found the smiley face in a code sample!
Who would have thought?

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu Dec 22 16:03:37 2011, comment #2:


Well OK. But mind you I'm rather picky about letter forms.
The stroke width should be the same as that of similar characters. Note that round letters in FreeSans has a large (maybe excessive) overshoot -- that should be carried through for consistency.

The thing is, it's hard for me to say what else you should do -- FontForge is really the right tool for making glyphs. It checks many TrueType restrictions that have nothing to do with general geometric drawing -- that the glyph outlines are in the correct direction, that there aren't any open contours, that there aren't any overlaps, etc etc.

Also if you just made a diff, I would have all the glyph names and Unicode associations already.

But OK let's see what you can do!

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Dec 20 18:11:47 2011, comment #1:

Thanks, Pader,

Again, if you're feeling artistic...

But again, please don't just copy and scale them from other faces. Assemble them or draw them. There are other places in the fonts where that copying trick is pulled, and it costs me days of work to reverse the damage.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Dec 20 16:23:13 2011, original submission:

PLease add the following missign glyphs to FreeSans:
U+262D ☭ Hammer and sickle
U+2639 ☹ White frowning face
U+263A ☺ White smiling face

These glyphs already exist for FreeSerif and FreeMono from which the design can be used, albeit with some scaling to match the default sizes for symbols like these in FreeSans. See als U+2665 ♥
Black heart suit for scaling since this is a comparable symbol that is available in FreeSerif, FreeSans and FreeMono. Hence all the needed components are already available.

Implementing this will allow users to access these symbols, for which compose key sequences exist promoting their usage, across all three main fonts. Eventhough completeness is not a priority for these fonts, is surely showcases the wide range in compose key overview.

Pander <pander>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach File(s):

Attached Files
file #24670:  FreeMono.sfd-hammer+sickle.patch added by pander (5kB - text/x-patch - Please review these four glyphs (3 FreeSans and 1 FreeMono) and add them to subversion.)
file #24671:  FreeSans.sfd-smile-frown-hammer+sickle.patch added by pander (10kB - text/x-patch - Please review these four glyphs (3 FreeSans and 1 FreeMono) and add them to subversion.)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Dec 7 13:52:35 2012Stevan_WhiteStatusProceeding=>Fix posted
    Sat Dec 31 20:21:26 2011Stevan_WhiteStatusConfirmed=>Proceeding
    Mon Dec 26 11:01:40 2011panderAttached File-=>Added FreeMono.sfd-hammer+sickle.patch, #24670
      Attached File-=>Added FreeSans.sfd-smile-frown-hammer+sickle.patch, #24671
    Tue Dec 20 18:11:47 2011Stevan_WhiteStatusNone=>Confirmed
      Assigned toNone=>Stevan_White

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