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bug #35129: Add missing latin capital letter sharp s in FreeMono

Submitted by:  Pander <pander>
Submitted on:  Tue 20 Dec 2011 04:27:17 PM UTC  
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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Tue 27 Jan 2015 11:15:38 PM UTC, comment #4:

FreeMono acquired the capital ess-zet some time ago. It's in SVN.
I think the excuse had to do somehow with the encoding of small caps.

(Pardon me, Pander--I had forgotten about your report.)

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Tue 27 Jan 2015 04:19:26 AM UTC, comment #3:

Linux Libertine and Linux Biolinum's glyph looks closely to the cover of Signa magazine.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Mon 26 Dec 2011 11:35:17 AM UTC, comment #2:

It took a while for it was supported in Unicode but example use has been aound for a while, see:

Pander <pander>
Tue 20 Dec 2011 06:19:08 PM UTC, comment #1:

If you need this, we can make it.

I'm concerned about your argument -- I have my doubts how many people use FreeMono for graphical work, and how many would get it in their heads to use the (rather fictional) capital sharp-s. In German, the standard in upper-case text is to render ß as SS (it's not just a convention: Germans like standards).

Identity of coverage between the faces in FreeFont is not a high priority, and there are other bigger problems right now...

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 20 Dec 2011 04:27:17 PM UTC, original submission:

Please add missing latin capital letter sharp s in FreeMono, U+1E9E ẞ

Already implementations of these exist for FreeSans and FreeSerif. Also latin small letter sharp s is implemented for all three fonts.

Implementing this glyph will allow users to use latin capital letter sharp s in FreeMono, especially for sings, titling and other graphical work but of course also for word in upper case such as names in running texts.

Pander <pander>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 27 Jan 2015 11:15:38 PM UTCStevan_WhiteStatusPostponed=>Fix posted
    Tue 20 Dec 2011 06:19:08 PM UTCStevan_WhiteStatusNone=>Postponed
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