إصدارة جديدة من الخط الأميري مع قفزة جديدة في رقم الإصدارة لتوضيح الانتقال من مرحلة ألفا إلى مرحلة بيتا
:) (أرقام إصداراتي لامنطقية، لكن هكذا الحياة).
Yet another Amiri font release with yet another jump in version number, this time to mark the move from alpha stage to beta stage
:) (my versioning scheme makes no sense, but so is life).
إصدارة جديدة أخرى من الخط الأميري، هذه المرة مع دعم مكتمل -نوعا- ما للرسم القرآني، وهي آخر ميزة مهمة كانت تنقص الخط، وربما بعد إصدارتين أو أقل يدخل الخط إلى مرحلة بيتا تمهيدا للإصدارة النهائية.
Yet another developmental release of Amiri font, this time featuring a, more or less, complete Quranic support, which fixes the last major issue with the font, and I think it is only a couple of more alpha releases before it is ready to enter beta stage.
Another developmental release of Amiri font, marking a major developmental milestone.
Amiri was developed using a novel, and natural, approach of separating dots from base of the glyph and treating them as diacritical marks (which what they really are), this allowed much more flexibility than the more conventional approach of treating the dot and its base as a whole.
In the early developmental stages things were fine, but as the need for more complex tasks surfaced, things were getting exponentially harder and harder and it become clear that OpenType is not ready for this kind of development, and in the last few months I've been hitting the limits of OpenType as spec'd as well as hitting bugs in almost all OpenType implementation, essentially tying my hands from using more advanced (but less tasted) parts of the spec.
So I, regrettably, decided to revert to more conventional and well tried OpenType techniques. As a side effect there is now a one to one mapping between characters and glyphs in its various contextual forms (I'm still avoiding ligatures like plague). This fixes a whole lot of bugs and allows the font to work with more OpenType implementation, on the other hand number of glyphs grew by a factor of 7 and file size got tripled.
With this new turn, the font is ready to move into beta stage, and next release is likely to be the last alpha.
The reduced Bulaq type case, cast in 1950 to simplify the original, 1910 type case, cutting it from 470 to 238 sorts (not counting vowel marks).
A new bug fix release of Amiri font, fixing two serious Windows bug; one related to Lellah form and the other results in wrong placement of final Yaa dots.