Siddur for N900
dov.grobgeld at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 22:53:16 IST 2012
Thanks for the info about updated Culmus font. It was a pleasent surprise.
I'll study it and perhaps it will make my autonikkud project irrelevant. I
just subscribed to the culmus list so that I won't miss any more
Regarding EzraSIL, I believe it is less feature rich than SBL. And besides,
I find it too "loose" with too much whitespace, which probably due to its
design goals of being a scholar font, which put more emphasis on all
diacritics being clearly visible.
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 21:40, Ira Abramov <Ira at abramov.org> wrote:
> Also check out this font, the license is pretty much GPL compatible, I
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 19:42, Dov Grobgeld <dov.grobgeld at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Thanks. I have in the last few days returned to hacking on my automatic
>> Nikkud opentype anchor inserter program that I started working on in 2006.
>> Since then FontForge has got python bindings, so things are much easier
>> these days.
>> It turns out that for biblical hebrew with trop the placement rules are
>> far from simple. Fortunately the logics of the placement has already been
>> solved in the SBL font [
>> http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLHebrew.aspx]. Even
>> though the SBL font isn't totally free, I got the answer a few years back,
>> that it is ok to copy the chained positions and substitution logics from
>> it. That is my goal with the automatic nikkud insertion, to be able to
>> "bless" (like perl ;-) a Hebrew font with full Diacritics logics.
>> Shavua tov!
>> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 19:09, Lior Kaplan <kaplanlior at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Dov Grobgeld <dov.grobgeld at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>> The changes to Frank-Ruehl were part of a small project that I did a
>>>> number of years ago, that used heuristics (same as in Pango) to build
>>>> OpenType GPOS tables for any Hebrew font. I used CLM Frank-Reuhl as my test
>>>> font for the scripts. I remember that there were a few problems left with
>>>> my GPOS generating script, and since I did not want to do any manual
>>>> polishing (since that would disable the ability to run the script again), I
>>>> ended up not releasing anything at all. But since what I have is a lot
>>>> better than the current Culmus font, I guess that I should release it as
>>>> is. Who is in charge of Culmus these days?
>>> Maxim is still the relevant person for any contributions for Culmus.
>>> He's CCed to this mail.
>>> http://hamakor.org.il/pipermail/discussions/2012-January/003502.html is
>>> the context of this mail.
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