sil-charis-fonts - Smart Unicode Font for Latin and Cyrillic Scripts

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Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename sil-charis-fonts-5.000-1.10.noarch.rpm
Package name sil-charis-fonts
Package version 5.000
Package release 1.10
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category System/X11/Fonts
Homepage c
License OFL-1.1
Maintainer -
Download size 1.18 MB
Installed size 5.77 MB
Charis is similar to Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed
specifically for laser printers. It is highly readable and holds up
well in less-than-ideal reproduction environments. It also has a full
set of styles - regular, italic, bold, bold italic - and so is more
useful in general publishing than Doulos SIL. Charis is a serif,
proportionally-spaced font optimized for readability in long printed
The goal for this product was to provide a single Unicode-based font
family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed
for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used
for phonetic or orthographic needs. In addition, there is provision for
other characters and symbols useful to linguists. This font makes use
of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic
issues, such as the need to position arbitrary combinations of base
glyphs and diacritics optimally.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sil-charis-fonts-5.000-24.2.noarch.rpm 5.000 noarch Fonts
sil-charis-fonts - - -


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aaa_base -
coreutils -
perl -


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locale(vi;ru;bg) -
sil-charis = 5.000
sil-charis-fonts = 5.000-1.10


Name Value
sil-charis < 5.000


Type URL
Binary Package sil-charis-fonts-5.000-1.10.noarch.rpm
Source Package sil-charis-fonts-5.000-1.10.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install sil-charis-fonts rpm package:

# zypper install sil-charis-fonts




2015-03-24 -
- Update to version 5.000
* Added Stylistic Sets to the font for OpenType support of
previously Graphite-only features
* Added Character Variants to the font for OpenType support of
previously Graphite-only features
* Added Serbian feature when Serbian language is turned on
* Added hook D variant feature (for U+018A/U+0257)
* Removed "Show deprecated PUA" feature
* Removed ?Romanian-style diacritics? feature (because glyphs are
now encoded)
* Removed ?Diacritic selection? feature
* Added U+039E, U+03BC, U+03C6 and U+03C9 in the Greek and Coptic block
* Added U+0528..U+052F in the Cyrillic Supplement block
* Added U+2041 in the General Punctuation block
* Added U+2095..U+209C in the Superscripts and Subscripts block
* Added U+20B6..U+20BD in the Currency Symbols block
* Added U+210C, U+2113, U+2117, U+212D, U+2135, U+214F in the
Letterlike Symbols block
* Added U+2150..U+2152 and U+2189 in the Number Forms block
* Added U+2226, U+2234..U+2235, U+2262, U+2282..U+2287 in the
Mathematical Operators block
* Added U+2640, U+2642, U+266D, U+266F in the Miscellaneous Symbols block
* Added U+27E8..U+27E9 in the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A block
* Added U+2C7E..U+2C7F in the Latin Extended-C block
* Added U+2C88 in the Coptic block
* Added U+2E00..U+2E0D, U+2E3A..U+2E3B in the Supplemental Punctuation block
* Added U+A736..U+A73F, U+A742..U+A74D, U+A750..U+A787, U+A790..U+A7AD,
U+A7B0..U+A7B1, U+A7F7..U+A7FA in the Latin Extended-D block. These were
also added to relevant features.
* Added U+A92E in the Kayah Li block (to support the Kayah Li language
when using the Roman script)
* Added U+AB64..U+AB65 in the Latin Extended-E block
* Added U+1D40C, U+1D504..U+1D505, U+1D50A, U+1D50E..U+1D50F, U+1D514,
U+1D516..U+1D517, U+1D519 in the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block
* Added PUA characters U+F26C (curl J) and U+F26D (left-hook b)
* Characters in our PUA that were added to Unicode have had their
codepoints updated: F1AD>A7F9, F266>A78E, F26B>A78D, F32C>0526,
F32D>0527, F17B>1DFD, F209>2C70
* These PUA characters were deprecated (now white on black glyphs):
U+F17B, U+F1AD, U+F209, U+F247, U+F248, U+F266, U+F26B, U+F32C, U+F32D
* Deleted U+0149 as it is officially deprecated in Unicode
* Added support for shorter macrons under narrow letters (i,l,r,t).
(This only works for Graphite or using precomposed characters in OpenType.)
* Made it possible for saltillo characters (U+A78B and U+A78C) to "carry" diacritics
* Improved design of U+A722..U+A725 and U+A78D
* Refactored all cedilla positioning
* Removal of unneeded duplicate glyphs (because of improvements in smart font code)
* Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of
Vietnamese alternates and Small Caps
* Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of
Ogonek alternates and Small Caps
* "Hide tone contour staves" feature now works with single tonebar
* Allowed combining marks to render properly with U+02D0
* Changed postscript names for U+0218 and U+0219
* Changed postscript names for U+2203, U+232A and U+2329
* Improved hinting
* Significant size, position and metric changes made to Subscript and
Superscript parentheses, plus, minus, equals.
* Size of guillemots (U+00AB U+00BB U+2039 U+203A) modified to match
the font. Metrics were not changed.
* Arrowhead design of U+21A8 modified to match the other arrows
* Placement of Ogonek revisited
* Slight modification to positioning of U+0361 and U+035C in Italic and Bold Italic
* Changed the strongly curved hooks on Cyrillic U+04C3..U+04C4,
U+04C7..U+04C8, U+04FC..U+04FD, U+0512..U+0513 to be more consistent
with other hooks
* Modified Cyrillic italic versions of U+04AF, U+04B1, U+04B5, U+04BC
U+04BE, U+04D8
* Modified design of U+A78D to be more curved and less squared
* U+1DBF now follows weight and italic change

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