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Unifont 12.1.02 Released

From: Paul Hardy
Subject: Unifont 12.1.02 Released
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2019 05:16:53 -0700

1 June 2019: GNU Unifont 12.1.02 is now available.  This is a major release.

Unifont provides fonts with a glyph for each printable code point in
the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane, as well as wide coverage of the
Supplementary Multilingual Plane (Unicode Plane 1) and some ConScript
Unicode Registry (CSUR) and Under CSUR (UCSUR) glyphs.  The new
Japanese unifont_jp TrueType version also includes the 303 kanji from
JIS X 0213 that are in Unicode Plane 2.

The Unifont package includes TrueType fonts for all of these ranges,
and BDF and PCF fonts for the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane.  There
is also a specialized PSF font for using GNU APL in console mode on
GNU/Linux systems.

This release introduces a new Japanese version of the TrueType font,
unifont_jp, which contains over 10,000 kanji from the public domain
JIS X 0213 BDF font Jiskan16, to replace the ideographs in the default
Unifont font files.  Devanagari and Bengali glyphs have also been
redrawn with narrower consonants, for improved appearance with
superimposed vowel marks.  More information about this mapping is at

The web page for this project is

You can download the latest version from GNU mirror sites, accessible at:

or if that fails,

or, as a last resort,

In addition to the Unifont package's new glyphs, the unibmp2hex.c
program has been modified to handle a bitmap glyph image that was
saved in RGB color space after editing, converting it back to
monochrome for conversion.

Full details are in the ChangeLog file.


Paul Hardy
GNU Unifont Maintainer

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