[NTG-context] Bitstream Charter vs. Charis SIL

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Jun 9 09:04:30 CEST 2008



Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> 
> There is no difference, the same fonts are loaded, I tried this a month ago.
> 
>> Now that I'm looking at it again at
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitstream_Charter:
>>
>>> This has resulted in derivatives of Bitstream Charter becoming available, including Charis SIL.
>> What about adding
>>      http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSILfont
>> to the distribution, possibly including TeX Live, and replacing the
>> definitions to use CharisSIL in XeTeX/LuaTeX instead of Bitstream
>> Charter? The same move that has happened with TeX Gyre? Any comments?
>> Suggestions?
> 
> The fonts include more characters but come without any kerning information.

The kerning of Bitstream Charter is so dodgy that this is not
a big loss.

Best wishes,
Taco


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