Monday 4th October 2010by Lionslayer
Myanmar Fonts which follow Unicode rules
|Myanmar3||yes||no||yes||LGPL, CC3.0||code.google.com||Myanmar NLP|
|Masterpiece Uni Sans||no||yes||yes||GNU/Linux||sourceforge.net||Tin Myo Htet, Ngwe Tun, Sun Tun|
|Parabaik||yes||no||yes||GNU/Linux, OFL||parabaik.info||Ngwe Tun, Solveware Solution|
|Padauk||yes||no||yes||OFL||scripts.sil.org||Martin Hosken, SIL|
|Thanlwin||yes||no||yes||OFL||thanlwinsoft.org||Keith Stribley, Thanlwinsoft|
Myanmar Unicode Font Faces Comparism (30 px on actual image size)
Fontfamily – myanmar3
Version – 3.0 (As of 18 March 2008)(Latest update on 27 June 2010) #Note: Need to set a default version system
Note: Myanmar3 MultiOS (OSX, Windows and Linux) version is available here.
Win Innwa 5
Font family – win uni innwa
Version – 5.0
#Note: Nearly the same font face as Myanmar3 with bigger glyphs.
Masterpiece Uni Sans
Font family – masterpiece uni sans
Version – 0.5 Apr 2008 #Note: Need to set a default version system
Font family – parabaik/parabaiksans
Version – 0.9
Font family – padauk
Version – 2.6.1
Known Issue – In a mixture of English and Myanmar texts in Firefox in Windows 7, English texts may lose kerning and combine together rendering unreadable. Update:11June2011# Padauk font English glyphs will have same bug on Firefox 4+ on any version of Windows.
Font family – thanlwin
Version – 0.0001
Font family – xenotype mm new mandalei/xenotype mm new nyaungshwe
Version – 2.000
Known Issue – Rendering bugs on some character stacks and vowel “u”.
Font family – mymyanmar
Version – 9.005
Known Issue – Rendering bugs on some character stacks. Same rendering issue on English and Myanmar texts mixture as Padauk. Rendering issues on some character stacks, Ha-htoe+Wa-swe and vowel “u” on OSX.
Font Family – Yunghkio
Version – 1.000 (2010)
Known Issue – Rendering bug on ဍ္ဎ character stack.
This table briefly explains why these fonts cannot be claimed to be following Unicode standard.
|Using Myanmar Unicode code points||yes||yes|
|Follow Unicode Chart code points||no||yes|
|Reserve space for ethnic characters||no||yes|
|Follow Unicode encoding||no||no|
|Licenses||Free/Not clear||MIT, CC3|
Note: License of Zawgyi Font
License of Zawgyi font is unclear. In Zawgyi.net, it was only expressed as “free”. According to one of Zawgyi team, they bought the glyphs from one of Arthouse’s fonts and Zawgyi team owns all rights of the font. Arthouse designer said in a Journal interview that they only sold the usage of the glyphs and not all rights and Arthouse still owns the font. Apparently, MyMyanmar group also bought usage of Zawgyi font and added a few variants of Zawgyi One and Two in it’s MyMyanmar package and declared MyMyanmar owns the rights of Zawgyi font. Among the disputes, it’s difficult to judge what’s the license of the font and who owns it.
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