FFe: New upstream version 0.69 (Indian Rupee sign)

Bug #653035 reported by Paul Sladen on 2010-10-01
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu)
Paul Sladen

Bug Description

A new (minor) upstream version of the Ubuntu Font Family is being prepared, the main priority of which is the inclusion of the newly-assigned Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9, bug #645987) which was assigned by Unicode very recently (2010-08-10), some other tweaks are being made to hinting based on initial feedback, but the intention here is to keep the changes simple and focused:


A new package will also pull in an updated version of the documentation for the Ubuntu Font Licence (of a dots-and-commas nature), and similar dots and commas changes to the midstream additions (used to produce the upstream .orig tarball):


Assuming no undetected regressions, the technical impact is likely to be low, but the social impact high (Ubuntu would become the first operating system shipped with working out-of-the-box support for this currency symbol; Indian is a large potential market and this help Ubuntu to serve them better.

The Indian government have expressed an intent to universally bring in use of the symbol within a six-month window and this is sooner than the timeframe for Ubuntu 11.04 (six months).

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-10-01
Changed in ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Paul Sladen (sladen)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.10
status: New → Triaged
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-10-01
summary: - FFe: Ubuntu Font Family 0.69 (Indian Rupee sign)
+ FFe: New upstream version 0.69 (Indian Rupee sign)
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Not being able to say that K/Ubuntu was the first operating system to ship with out-of-the-box support for the Indian Rupee symbol.

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

Right, so I don't think that's enough of a downside to justify pushing into the RC, sorry.

Changed in ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-10.10 → maverick-updates
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-font-family-sources - 0.69+ufl-0ubuntu1

ubuntu-font-family-sources (0.69+ufl-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release 0.69 ("Indian Rupee sign") (LP: #653035)

  [Dalton Maag]
  * Italic
    - Hinting on lowercase Italic l amended 19ppm (LP: #632451)
    - Hinting on lowercase Italic u amended 12ppm (LP: #626376)

  * Regular, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
    - New Rupee Sign added @ U+20B9 (LP: #645987)
    - Ubuntu Roundel added @ U+E0FF (LP: #651606)

  [Paul Sladen]
  * All
    - Removed "!ubu" GSUB.calt ligature for U+E0FF (LP: #651606)
 -- Paul Sladen <email address hidden> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 01:40:00 +0100

Changed in ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
StefanPotyra (sistpoty) wrote :

(unsubscribing ubuntu-release to get the baltix task off the worklist)

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