bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #46552, Alternate shape for Russian Ya


bug #46552: Alternate shape for Russian Ya

Submitted by:  Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Submitted on:  Fri 27 Nov 2015 07:25:39 AM UTC  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) ugly Status:  Need info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Tue 28 Jun 2016 07:08:55 AM UTC, comment #6:

I think the shape can be changed via coping glyph reference from R and reverse it.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Wed 30 Dec 2015 02:27:08 PM UTC, comment #5:

Hi Steve,

My comparation is here. I found I have made a mistake here, in this case the Russian Ya in FreeSans should be redesigned rather than implementing a variant.

(file #35894)

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Sun 06 Dec 2015 05:48:46 PM UTC, comment #4:

I got Nimbus Sans L from a SVN repo of the Ghostscript project, FreeSans including some glyphs based on this font, I can see Russian Ya looks similar to reversed R.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Sun 06 Dec 2015 05:36:40 PM UTC, comment #3:

Hi Steve,

I mean the design of Russian Ya in FreeSans should based on reversed R, which is closer to Helvetica design. Additionaly, I also found U+0281, U+1D19 has non-Helvetica shapes in FreeSans.


(file #35653)

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Sat 05 Dec 2015 09:57:43 AM UTC, comment #2:


Again, I have no idea what design you are referrring to. Please provide an image.

Most of the ranges of glyphs in freefont are not my personal design. I would be very hesitant to alter the original designer's shape on the grounds that another person prefers some other shape.

Font variants are provided in cases where Unicode fails to distinguish typographic traditions used in different languages. There are several examples of this in the font.


Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Fri 27 Nov 2015 07:36:03 AM UTC, comment #1:

I’m sorry, the alternate design is “reversed” R, not “inversed”.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Fri 27 Nov 2015 07:25:39 AM UTC, original submission:

Hello Steve,

Have you ever thought about changing the appearance/implementing a variant for Russian Ya in FreeSans? What you have now looks very dull, and it looks very closer to Arial design. There is another design can be used for Russian Ya, based on inversed R.


Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>


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    2015-12-30 hammerandsickle Attached File- => Added My_comparation.PNG, #35894
    2015-12-06 hammerandsickle Attached File- => Added Illustration of my proposal.png, #35653
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