Style: Greek: Many Greek small letters have untypical style

Bug #610505 reported by markakis on 2010-07-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Font Family
High
Shiraaz Gabru

Bug Description

Several Greek small letters differ significantly from the typical style we have used in Greek fonts (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0370.pdf). Typical examples are the letters α (U03Β1), γ (03Β3), η (U03Β7), μ (U03ΒC), ξ, (U03ΒE), π (U03C0), φ (U03C6), χ (U03C7). I think the design of the Greek small letters should follow the Unicode Chart style because it is more proper and elegant. DejaVu Sans (currently default Ubuntu font) is closer to that style.

visibility: private → public
Ivanka Majic (ivanka) on 2010-08-06
Changed in ubuntufontbetatesting:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
assignee: nobody → Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz)
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-09-01
summary: - Many Greek small letters have untypical style
+ Style: Greek: Many Greek small letters have untypical style
tags: added: uff-greek
tags: added: uff-style
Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz) wrote :

We have been through a vagarious design process on the Greek, we’ve had the designs reviewed the expert Greek typographer, a native Greek speaker. We don't agree that the small letters have an untypical style.

Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-09-09
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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