Štěpán Roh

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Monday, April 18, 2005

DejaVu News II.

by Štěpán Roh

Today it's exactly one year since the release of DejaVu fonts 1.0 (but first public release is even older).

What was last month like for DejaVu fonts? Let's find out now.

Not shining, but still good

Version 1.9 was released today. Almost none of the goals was achieved, but at least the Arev Cyrillic was integrated.

Road to 1.10/2.0

The exact name of next release is not known (it would not be good to call it 2.0 if there are no big changes), but it will be released on May 15th 2005.

Goals did not change much since the last time, kerning is still the number one.

Sounds Familiar?

DejaVu fonts are now part of Familiar (not a part of core image, but downloadable package). This could mean that DejaVu for Opie/Qtopia will be discontinued. Decision is up to our QPF guy, Vašek Stodůlka, and will be announced in short time.

Word spreads around the globe

"I find I prefer the Sans, Sans Mono, and Serif faces to Lucida Grande, Monaco Regular, and Georgia respectively (the macrons are more cleanly separated from the letters in both the Sans Mono and Serif faces)."

Jonathon Delacour on DejaVu fonts.

Fresh blood, part deux

New man in da house Dwayne Bailey began working on some glyphs for Venda, language from South Africa.

Did somebody say world dominance?

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