Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lohit Gujarati Beta Release

Hello all ... :) First of all, I wanted to thank all of the people who were actively involved in Lohit-gujarati testing. We had good response for the same .

Since its the time for beta release, i would like to mention the changes we dealt with. as far as Lohit-Gujarati alpha release was concerned, yet many changes were there that has to be resolved. For an example , we may consider the thing about matching the ivowel Matras with the character. Previously Lohit was working with the matras that was working properly with some of the glyphs. but for the others, Lohit needs to have inclusion of additional matras . So, in present release , we had particularly taken care for that. The next change is about the proper glyph contextualization for the conjuncts. The exact issues & changes can be viewed on GitHub [1].

To be more specific , The screenshots plays an important role for better understanding of the recent changes that were reflected (i.e changes regarding matras , conjucts contextualization etc).

 The screenshots on Linux platform with Notepad Application :

Before committing the changes :                  With Updated Font :     


All the images which are aligned to left are "before committing the changes", & those which are aligned to right are with "updated font".

Apart from this, We had tested the updated Lohit-Gujarati on  W8,  Win xp & W7 as well. The screenshot for the Glyph matras properly working on W8 platform :
The screenshot depicts the glyph rendering comparison with font shruti & Lohit-Gujarati .

So Gujarati is now updated with proper glyph rendering. yet any issues are there,  that you come across, just create new issue at [2], those are surely answered on GitHub . You can have the Lohit-Gujarati fontfile from [3].

1. https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues?page=1&state=closed
2. https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues/new
3. https://fedorahosted.org/releases/l/o/lohit/lohit-gujarati-ttf-2.92.0.tar.gz

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