bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #45892, Georgian Asomtavruli range


bug #45892: Georgian Asomtavruli range

Submitted by:  Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Submitted on:  Mon 07 Sep 2015 04:54:11 AM UTC  
Category: character rangeSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: glyph(s) incorrectStatus: Fix posted
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: development

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Tue 22 Dec 2015 04:15:56 PM UTC, comment #5:

To my eyes, the Asomtavruli letters can be added via derivativing glyphs from Latin, Greek, Cyrillic ranges.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Sat 03 Oct 2015 05:30:06 AM UTC, comment #4:

Hi Steve,

I got some pictures that scanned from old books, I think they set an good examples for what does Asomtavruli letters looks like in a serif typeface.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inscription_from_Abastumani-2a_(Taqaishvili,_1905).png (In this picture you will seen that Mkhedruli letters in there looks very similar to corresponding characters in FreeSerif.)

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Mon 07 Sep 2015 07:11:23 PM UTC, comment #3:

Now in SVN.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 07 Sep 2015 01:38:13 PM UTC, comment #2:

OK, I also think adding Asomtavruli glyphs as Style Set is very suitable. And they can share some principles of Mkhedruli glyphs.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Mon 07 Sep 2015 12:47:52 PM UTC, comment #1:


This is an old problem, originating I think from insufficient explanation in old versions of the Unicode standard. It has been noted before, but I ran out of steam dealing with it, and thought it had somehow been resolved.

The present glyphs in the range U+10A0-CF appear to be of "Mtavruli style" of the Mkhedruli script, according to the Georgian section of Ch 7 of the Unicode Standard. This range should contain instead the Asomtavruli script.

What to do? Well, we don't have Asomtavruli glyphs, and I have done some searching before -- I don't see a short-term solution there. And the existing "Mtavruli style" letters aren't badly made, and they are still in common use, but there is no Unicode range for them. It seems to me the thing to do is move them away from the Asomtavruli range, and refer to them by means of a font feature applied to Mkhedruli text. Right now I am making them Style Set #8 of the font.

Thanks for reminding us!

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 07 Sep 2015 04:54:11 AM UTC, original submission:

Hi Steve,

In Georgian script, Asomtavruli lerrers have a different design, which looks different from “capitalized” Mkhedruli. Please adding this variant for Asomtavruli range. I think they can share the shapes of stroke ends, and stroke-thickness rules of “capitalized” Mkhedruli.


Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 07 Sep 2015 07:11:23 PM UTCStevan_WhiteStatusProceeding=>Fix posted
    Mon 07 Sep 2015 12:47:52 PM UTCStevan_WhiteCategoryNone=>character range
      Item GroupNone=>glyph(s) incorrect
      Assigned toNone=>Stevan_White
      SummaryAlternative shape of Asomtavruli=>Georgian Asomtavruli range

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