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2                         GNU FreeFont Credits
3                         ====================
4
5This file lists contributors and contributions to the GNU FreeFont project.
6
7
8* URW++ Design & Development GmbH <http://www.urwpp.de/>
9
10URW++ donated a set of 35 core PostScript Type 1 fonts to the
11Ghostscript project <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/>, to be available
12under the terms of GNU General Public License (GPL).
13
14        Basic Latin                             (U+0041-U+007A)
15        Latin-1 Supplement                      (U+00C0-U+00FF)
16        Latin Extended-A                        (U+0100-U+017F)
17        Spacing Modifier Letters                (U+02B0-U+02FF)
18        Mathematical Operators                  (U+2200-U+22FF)
19        Block Elements                          (U+2580-U+259F)
20        Dingbats                                (U+2700-U+27BF)
21
22
23* Yannis Haralambous <yannis.haralambous AT enst-bretagne.fr> and John
24  Plaice <plaice AT omega.cse.unsw.edu.au>
25
26Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting
27system, <http://omega.enstb.org/>. Omega is an extension of TeX.
28Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities.
29In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide,
30instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX.
31Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses
32programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform
33contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode
34standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make
35it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages,
36like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but
37will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as
38native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family)
39and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript
40format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
41Omega fonts are available subject to GPL
42
43        Latin Extended-B                        (U+0180-U+024F)
44        IPA Extensions                          (U+0250-U+02AF)
45        Greek                                   (U+0370-U+03FF)
46        Armenian                                (U+0530-U+058F)
47        Hebrew                                  (U+0590-U+05FF)
48        Arabic                                  (U+0600-U+06FF)
49        Currency Symbols                        (U+20A0-U+20CF)
50        Arabic Presentation Forms-A             (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
51        Arabic Presentation Forms-B             (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
52
53Current info: <http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=omega>
54
55* Valek Filippov <frob AT df.ru>
56
57Valek Filippov added Cyrillic glyphs and composite Latin Extended A to
58the whole set of the abovementioned URW set of 35 PostScript core fonts,
59<ftp://ftp.gnome.ru/fonts/urw/>. The fonts are available under GPL.
60
61        Latin Extended-A                        (U+0100-U+017F)
62        Cyrillic                                (U+0400-U+04FF)
63
64
65* Wadalab Kanji Comittee
66
67Between April 1990 and March 1992, Wadalab Kanji Comittee put together
68a series of scalable font files with Japanese scripts, in four forms:
69Sai Micho, Chu Mincho, Cho Kaku and Saimaru. The font files are
70written in custom file format, while tools for conversion into
71Metafont and PostScript Type 1 are also supplied. The Wadalab Kanji
72Comittee has later been dismissed, and the resulting files can be now
73found on the FTP server of the Depertment of Mathematical Engineering
74and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
75<ftp://ftp.ipl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/Font/>.
76
77        Hiragana                                (U+3040-U+309F)
78        Katakana                                (U+30A0-U+30FF)
79
80
81* Young U. Ryu <ryoung AT utdallas.edu>
82
83Young Ryu is the author of Txfonts, a set of mathematical symbols
84designed to accompany text typeset in Times or its variants. In the
85documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: "The
86Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts
87for Times based on the rule thickness of Times = , , + , / , < ,
88etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX
89fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times
90fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of
91that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts."
92TX fonts are are distributed under the GNU public license (GPL).
93<http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/txfonts/>.
94
95        Arrows                                  (U+2190-U+21FF)
96        Mathematical Symbols                    (U+2200-U+22FF)
97
98
99* Angelo Haritsis <ah AT computer.org>
100
101Angelo Haritsis has compiled a set of Greek Type 1 fonts, available on
102<ftp://ftp.hellug.gr/pub/unix/linux/GREEK/fonts/greekXfonts-Type1-1.1.tgz>.
103The glyphs from this source has been used to compose Greek glyphs in
104FreeSans and FreeMono.
105
106Angelo's licence says: "You can enjoy free use of these fonts for
107educational or commercial purposes.  All derived works should include
108this paragraph.  If you want to change something please let me have
109your changes (via email) so that they can go into the next
110version. You can also send comments etc to the above address."
111
112        Greek                                   (U+0370-U+03FF)
113
114
115* Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich
116
117In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of
118glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and
119slanted shape. The collection of glyphs have been made part of GNU
120intlfonts 1.2 package and is available under the GPL at
121<ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/intlfonts/>.
122
123        Thai                                    (U+0E00-U+0E7F)
124
125
126* Shaheed R. Haque <srhaque AT iee.org>
127
128Shaheed Haque has developed a basic set of basic Bengali glyphs
129(without ligatures), using ISO10646 encoding. They are available under
130the XFree86 license at <http://www.btinternet.com/~shaheedhaque/>.
131
132Copyright (C) 2001 S.R.Haque <srhaque AT iee.org>.  All Rights Reserved.
133
134Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
135a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
136"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
137without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
138distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
139permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
140the following conditions:
141
142The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
143included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
144
145THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
146EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
147MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
148IN NO EVENT SHALL S.R.HAQUE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
149LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
150ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
151OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
152
153Except as contained in this notice, the name of S.R.Haque shall not be
154used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
155dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
156S.R.Haque.
157
158        Bengali                                 (U+0980-U+09FF)
159
160
161* Sam Stepanyan <sam AT arminco.com>
162
163Sam Stepanyan created a set of Armenian sans serif glyphs visually
164compatible with Helvetica or Arial. Available on
165<http://www.editum.com.ar/mashtots/html/fonts/ara.tar.gz>. On
1662002-01-24, Sam writes: "Arial Armenian font is free for
167non-commercial use, so it is OK to use under GPL license."
168
169        Armenian                                (U+0530-U+058F)
170
171
172* Mohamed Ishan <ishan AT mitf.f2s.com>
173
174Mohamed Ishan has started a Thaana Unicode Project
175<http://thaana.sourceforge.net/> and among other things created a
176couple of Thaana fonts, available under FDL or BDF license.
177
178        Thaana                                  (U+0780-U+07BF)
179
180
181* Sushant Kumar Dash <sushant AT writeme.com> (*)
182
183Sushant Dash has created a font in his mother tongue, Oriya. As he
184states on his web page <http://members.tripod.com/~sushantdash/>:
185"Please feel free to foreword this mail to your Oriya friends. No
186copyright law is applied for this font. It is totally free!!! Feel
187free to modify this using any font editing tools. This is designed for
188people like me, who are away from Orissa and want to write letters
189home using Computers, but suffer due to unavailability of Oriya
190fonts.(Or the cost of the available packages are too much)."
191
192        Oriya                                   (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
193
194
195* Harsh Kumar <harshkumar AT vsnl.com>
196
197Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha <http://www.bharatbhasha.net/> -
198an effort to provide "FREE software, Tutorial, Source Codes
199etc. available for working in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Gurmukhi and
200Bangla. You can type text, write Web pages or develop Indian Languages
201Applications on Windows and on Linux. We also offer FREE help to
202users, enthusiasts and software developers for their work in Indian
203languages."
204
205        Devanagari                              (U+0900-U+097F)
206        Bengali                                 (U+0980-U+09FF)
207        Gurmukhi                                (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
208        Gujarati                                (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
209
210
211* Prasad A. Chodavarapu <chprasad AT hotmail.com>
212
213Prasad A. Chodavarapu created Tikkana, a Telugu font available in Type
2141 and TrueType format on <http://chaitanya.bhaavana.net/fonts/>.
215Tikkana exceeds the Unicode Telugu range with some composite glyphs.
216Available under the GNU General Public License.
217
218        Telugu                                  (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
219
220
221* Frans Velthuis <velthuis AT rc.rug.nl> and Anshuman Pandey
222  <apandey AT u.washington.edu>
223
224In 1991, Frans Velthuis from the Groningen University, The
225Netherlands, released a Devanagari font as Metafont source, available
226under the terms of GNU GPL. Later, Anshuman Pandey from the Washington
227University, Seattle, USA, took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can
228be found on CTAN, <ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/language/devanagari/>. I
229converted the font to Type 1 format using Péter Szabó's TeXtrace
230program <http://www.inf.bme.hu/~pts/textrace/> and removed some
231redundant control points with PfaEdit.
232
233        Devanagari                              (U+0900-U+097F)
234
235
236* Hardip Singh Pannu <HSPannu AT aol.com>
237
238In 1991, Hardip Singh Pannu has created a free Gurmukhi TrueType font,
239available as regular, bold, oblique and bold oblique form. Its license
240says "Please remember that these fonts are copyrighted (by me) and are
241for non-profit use only."
242
243        Gurmukhi                                (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
244
245
246* Jeroen Hellingman <jehe AT kabelfoon.nl>
247
248Jeroen Hellingman created a set of Malayalam metafonts in 1994, and a
249set of Oriya metafonts in 1996. Malayalam fonts were created as
250uniform stroke only, while Oriya metafonts exist in both uniform and
251modulated stroke. From private communication: "It is my intention to
252release the fonts under GPL, but not all copies around have this
253notice on them." Metafonts can be found on CTAN,
254<ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/language/oriya/> and
255<ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/language/malayalam/>.
256
257        Oriya                                   (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
258        Malayalam                               (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
259
260
261* Thomas Ridgeway <> (*)
262
263Thomas Ridgeway, then at the Humanities And Arts Computing Center,
264Washington University, Seattle, USA, (now defunct), created a Tamil
265metafont in 1990. Anshuman Pandey from the same university took over
266the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN,
267<ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/language/tamil/wntamil/>.
268
269        Tamil                                   (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
270
271
272* Berhanu Beyene <1beyene AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de>,
273  Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek <kudlek AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de>, Olaf
274  Kummer <kummer AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de>, and Jochen Metzinger <?>
275
276Beyene, Kudlek, Kummer and Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations
277of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic
278metafonts, found on
279<ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/language/ethiopia/ethiop/>. They also
280maintain home page on the Ethiopic font project,
281<http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/TGI/mitarbeiter/wimis/kummer/ethiop_eng.html>,
282and can be reached at <ethiop AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de>. The current
283version of fonts is 0.7 (1998), and they are released under GNU GPL. I
284converted the fonts to Type 1 format using Péter Szabó's TeXtrace-A
285program <http://www.inf.bme.hu/~pts/textrace/> and removed some
286redundant control points with PfaEdit.
287
288        Ethiopic                                (U+1200-U+137F)
289
290
291* Maxim Iorsh <iorsh AT users.sourceforge.net>
292
293In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing
294Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of
295Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with
296URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono
297L families, respectively, and are released under GNU GPL license. See
298also <http://culmus.sourceforge.net/>.
299
300        Hebrew                                  (U+0590-U+05FF)
301
302
303* Panayotis Katsaloulis <panayotis AT panayotis.com>
304
305Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek
306Extended area.
307
308        Greek Extended                          (U+1F00-U+1FFF)
309
310
311* Vyacheslav Dikonov <sdiconov AT mail.ru>
312
313Vyacheslav Dikonov made a Braille unicode font that could be merged
314with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely. (uniform
315scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed
316a free syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed
317from the "Carlo Ator" font freely downloadable from
318<http://www.aacf.asso.fr/>. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing
319spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g. the box drawing section, sets of
320subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers.
321
322        Syriac                                  (U+0700-U+074A)
323        Box Drawing                             (U+2500-U+257F)
324        Braille                                 (U+2800-U+28FF)
325
326
327* M.S. Sridhar <mssridhar AT vsnl.com>
328
329M/S Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Mumbai, developers of Akruti
330Software for Indian Languages (http://www.akruti.com/), have released
331a set of TTF fonts for nine Indian scripts (Devanagari, Gujarati,
332Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, and Gurumukhi)
333under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the fonts
334from the Free Software Foundation of India WWW site
335(http://www.gnu.org.in/akruti-fonts/) or from the Akruti website.
336
337For any further information or assistance regarding these fonts,
338please contact mssridhar AT vsnl.com.
339
340        Devanagari                              (U+0900-U+097F)
341        Bengali                                 (U+0980-U+09FF)
342        Gurmukhi                                (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
343        Gujarati                                (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
344        Oriya                                   (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
345        Tamil                                   (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
346        Telugu                                  (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
347        Kannada                                 (U+0C80-U+0CFF)
348        Malayalam                               (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
349
350
351* DMS Electronics, The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project, and Noah Levitt
352  <nlevitt AT columbia.edu>
353
354Noah Levitt found out that the Sinhalese fonts available on the site
355<http://www.metta.lk/fonts/> are released under GNU GPL, or,
356precisely, "Public Domain under GNU Licence
357 Produced by DMS
358Electronics for The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project" (taken from the font
359comment), and took the effort of recoding the font to Unicode.
360
361        Sinhala                                 (U+0D80-U+0DFF)
362       
363
364* Daniel Shurovich Chirkov <dansh AT chirkov.com>
365
366Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic
367glyphs needed for conformance to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of
368the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X,
369<http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18680>.
370
371        Cyrillic                                (U+0400-U+04FF)
372
373
374* Denis Jacquerye <moyogo AT gmail.com>
375
376Denis Jacquerye added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the
377Latin Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges.
378
379        Latin Extended-B                        (U+0180-U+024F)
380        IPA Extensions                          (U+0250-U+02AF)
381
382
383* K.H. Hussain <hussain AT kfri.org> and R. Chitrajan
384
385`Rachana' in Malayalam means `to write', `to create'. Rachana Akshara Vedi,
386a team of socially committed information technology professionals and
387philologists, has applied developments in computer technology and desktop
388publishing to resurrect the Malayalam language from the disorder,
389fragmentation and degeneration it had suffered since the attempt to adapt
390the Malayalam script for using with a regular mechanical typewriter, which
391took place in 1967-69. K.H. Hussein at the Kerala Forest Research Institute
392has released "Rachana Normal" fonts with approximately 900 glyphs required
393to typeset traditional Malayalam. R. Chitrajan apparently encoded the
394glyphs in the OpenType table.
395
396In 2008, the Malayalam ranges in FreeSerif were updated under the advise
397and supervision of Hiran Venugopalan of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing,
398to reflect the revised edition Rachana_04.
399
400        Malayalam                               (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
401
402
403* Solaiman Karim <solaiman AT ekushey.org>
404
405        Bengali                                 (U+0980-U+09FF)
406
407Solaiman Karim has developed several OpenType Bangla fonts and
408released them under GNU GPL on <http://www.ekushey.org>.
409
410
411* Sonali Sonania <sonalisonania AT gmail.com> and Monika Shah
412  <monikapatira AT gmail.com>
413
414        Devanagari                              (U+0900-U+097F)
415        Gujarati                                (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
416
417Glyphs were drawn by Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., #101,Mahalakshmi
418Mansion 21st Main 22nd "A" Cross Banashankari 2nd stage Banglore
419560070, India. Converted to OTF by IndicTrans Team, Powai, Mumbai,
420lead by Prof. Jitendra Shah. Maintained by Monika Shah and Sonali
421Sonania of janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumbai. This font is released
422under GPL by Dr. Alka Irani and Prof Jitendra Shah, janabhaaratii
423Team, C-DAC, Mumabi. janabhaaratii is localisation project at C-DAC
424Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology); funded by
425TDIL, Govt. of India. Contact:monika_shah AT lycos.com,
426sonalisonania AT yahoo.com, jitendras AT vsnl.com, alka AT ncst.ernet.in.
427website: www.janabhaaratii.org.in.
428
429
430* Pravin Satpute <pravin_ind21 AT hotmail.com>, Bageshri Salvi
431  <sbagrshri AT yahoo.co.in>, Rahul Bhalerao <rahul_pb_india AT
432  yahoo.com> and Sandeep Shedmake <surgs2k47 AT yahoo.co.in>
433
434        Devanagari                              (U+0900-U+097F)
435        Gujarati                                (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
436        Oriya                                   (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
437        Malayalam                               (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
438        Tamil                                   (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
439
440In December 2005 the team at www.gnowledge.org released a set of two
441Unicode pan-Indic fonts: "Samyak" and "Samyak Sans". "Samyak" font
442belongs to serif style and is an original work of the team; "Samyak
443Sans" font belongs to sans serif style and is actually a compilation
444of already released Indic fonts (Gargi, Padma, Mukti, Utkal, Akruti
445and ThendralUni). Both fonts are based on Unicode standard. You can
446download the font files (released under GNU/GPL License) from
447http://www.gnowledge.org/Gnoware/localization/font.htm
448
449
450* Kulbir Singh Thind
451
452        Gurmukhi                                (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
453
454Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind designed a set of Gurmukhi Unicode fonts,
455AnmolUni and AnmolUni-Bold, which are available under the terms of GNU
456Generel Public Licens from the Punjabu Computing Resource Center,
457http://guca.sourceforge.net/typography/fonts/anmoluni/.
458
459
460* Gia Shervashidze <giasher AT telenet.ge>
461
462        Georgian                                (U+10A0-U+10FF)
463
464Starting in mid-1990s, Gia Shervashidze designed many
465Unicode-compliant Georgian fonts: Times New Roman Georgian, Arial
466Georgian, Courier New Georgian. His work on Georgian localization can
467be reached at http://www.gia.ge/.
468
469
470* PrimoÅŸ Peterlin <primoz.peterlin AT biofiz.mf.uni-lj.si>
471
472PrimoÅŸ Peterlin filled in missing glyphs here and there (e.g. Latin
473Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges in the FreeMono familiy), and
474created the following UCS blocks:
475
476        Latin Extended-B                        (U+0180-U+024F)
477        IPA Extensions                          (U+0250-U+02AF)
478        Arrows                                  (U+2190-U+21FF)
479        Box Drawing                             (U+2500-U+257F)
480        Block Elements                          (U+2580-U+259F)
481        Geometrical Shapes                      (U+25A0-U+25FF)
482
483* Mark Williamson
484
485Made the MPH 2 Damase font, from which
486        Hanunóo                                 (U+1720-U+173F)
487        Buginese                                (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
488        Tai Le                                  (U+1950-U+197F)
489        Ugaritic                                (U+10380-U+1039F)
490        Old Persian                             (U+103A0-U+103DF)
491
492* Jacob Poon
493
494Submitted a very thorough survey of glyph problems and other suggestions.
495
496* Alexey Kryukov
497
498Made the TemporaLCGUni fonts, based on the URW++ fonts, from which at one
499point FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek, was drawn.  He also provided
500valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
501
502* George Douros
503
504The creator of several fonts focusing on ancient scripts and symbols.
505Many of the glyphs are created by making outlines from scanned images
506of ancient sources.
507
508        Aegean:   Phoenecian
509        Analecta: Gothic                        (U+10330-U+1034F)
510        Musical:  Byzantine & Western                 
511        Unicode:  many Miscellaneous Symbols, Miscellaneous Technical,
512                  supplemental Symbols, and Mathematical Alphanumeric symbols,
513                  Mah Jong, and the outline of the Domino.
514
515* Daniel Johnson
516
517Created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with
518the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to
519fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont.
520        Cherokee                                (U+13A0-U+13FF)
521
522Notes:
523
524*: The glyph collection looks license-compatible, but its author has
525   not yet replied and agreed on their work being used in part of
526   this glyph collection.
527
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