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Unifont 13.0.01 Released

From: Paul Hardy
Subject: Unifont 13.0.01 Released
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:17:54 -0700

28 March 2020

GNU Unifont 13.0.01 is now available.  This is a major release, and
reflects additions made in the Unicode 13.0.0 Standard.

Unifont provides fonts with a glyph for each printable code point in
the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane (Unicode Plane 0), as well as
wide coverage of the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (Unicode Plane 1)
and some ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) and Under CSUR (UCSUR)

The unifont_jp TrueType font 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 maintains full coverage of the Unicode Basic Multilingual
Plane, plus almost 12,000 glyphs for scripts in the Unicode Supplementary
Multilingual Plane.  The following scripts newly introduced in Unicode
13.0.0 have been added in this release:

     U+10E80..U+10EBF: Yezidi, by Johnnie Weaver

     U+10FB0..U+10FDF: Chorasmian, by Johnnie Weaver

     U+11900..U+1195F: Dives Akuru, by David Corbett

     U+18B00..U+18CFF: Khitan Small Script, by Johnnie Weaver

     U+1FB00..U+1FBFF: Symbols for Legacy Computing, by Rebecca Bettencourt

The Unifont web page contains
detailed descriptions of these and other additions for this release.
The Savannah web page is

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

or if that fails,

or, as a last resort,

The public domain font Izumi16 is a JIS X 0213-encoded BDF font
covering JIS planes 1 and 2.  In Unifont, its kanji glyphs have been
mapped to code points in Unicode planes 0 and 2 (the only Unicode
Plane 2 glyphs to appear in a Unifont release).  This provides complete
coverage of JIS X 0213 in a free Unicode font, except for the JIS
katakana glyphs that do not have a one-to-one mapping in Unicode.
More information about this mapping is available at

Full details of this release are in the ChangeLog file.


Paul Hardy
GNU Unifont Maintainer

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