Public statement by Rachana Institute of Typography on the copyright/credit issue of SMC and RIT fonts

About us We — KH Hussain, CV Radhakrishnan, PK Ashok Kumar and KV Rajeesh — are the copyright holders of TN Joy font. Many of us have worked on free/libre/open source software for years in our spare time and contributed code, design, fonts, documentation, localization and financial support to various free software projects. Our contributions canContinue reading “Public statement by Rachana Institute of Typography on the copyright/credit issue of SMC and RIT fonts”

On data encoding and complex text shaping

As part of the historical move of Janayugom news paper migrating into a completely libre software based workflow, Kerala Media Academy organized a summit on self-reliant publishing on 31-Oct-2019. I was invited to speak about Malayalam Unicode fonts. The summit was inaugurated by Fahad Al-Saidi of the Scribus fame, who was instrumental in implementing complexContinue reading “On data encoding and complex text shaping”

Meera font updated to fix issue with InDesign

I have worked to make sure that fonts maintained at SMC work with mlym (Pango/Qt4/Windows XP era) opentype specification as well as mlm2 (Harfbuzz/Windows Vista+ era) specification, in the same font. These have also been tested in the past (2016ish) with Adobe softwares which use their own shaping engine (they use neither Harfbuzz nor Uniscribe;Continue reading “Meera font updated to fix issue with InDesign”