Package: fonts-sil-lateef (1.001-1)
Links for fonts-sil-lateef
Download Source Package fonts-sil-lateef:
- Debian Fonts Task Force (QA Page, Mail Archive)
- Nicolas Spalinger (QA Page)
- Daniel Glassey (QA Page)
- Christian Perrier (QA Page)
- Homepage [scripts.sil.org]
OpenType Arabic font for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia
Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi mystic and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and other languages of the South Asian region.
This font provides a simplified rendering of Arabic script, using basic connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures). This simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic languages, but may be considered unattractive in more traditional and literate communities.
This release supports virtually all of the Unicode 5.0 Arabic character repertoire (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms blocks, which are not recommended for normal use). Font smarts are implemented using OpenType technology.