Junicode v. 0.7 [via dm-l]

January 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm (Uncategorized)

[lifted wholesale from the Digital Medievalist list]

update:

Yet another release of Junicode, the font for medievalists.

There were significant problems with some Windows apps in version 0.7. These have now been fixed in version 0.7.1; all Windows users should update their copies. But there are other incremental improvements as well, so OS X and Linux users may as well update.

Be sure to delete the old version before installing the new: there have been some file name and font name changes, and so failure to delete the old copy will surely cause problems.

Peter Baker
http://junicode.sourceforge.net

One more note by the way. If you have a *very* recent version of Firefox you can see the new advanced typography support in that browser tested/demonstrated with Junicode here:

http://faculty.virginia.edu/OldEnglish/juntest/

Insular letter-shapes, true small caps, historical forms, and more, including (my personal favorite) reversed and mirrored runes. I hope very much that this kind of typography will eventually be supported in all the major browsers.

Version 0.7 of Junicode, the font for medievalists, has now been released; download it at

http://junicode.sourceforge.net

This version contains numerous new glyphs, including:

– Complete IPA Extensions range in all four faces
– Complete Runic range in all four faces
– Mirrored runes in the regular face (accessible via the OpenType rtlm feature tag)

In response to user comments, line spacing settings have been restored to those of earlier versions. A new hinting system has been adopted for greatly improved screen display.

A WOFF version is available for web developers. The font has been tested in Windows 7, OS X and Ubuntu Linux. Please write if you run into any problems installing or using it.

As always, Junicode is completely free.

Peter Baker

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2 Comments

  1. Jonathan Jarrett said,

    Ooh shiny! Thankyou.

    • Karma said,

      There’s an important update; I’ve edited the post.

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