New Lohit fonts - Please test

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New Lohit fonts - Please test

Gerard Meijssen-3
Hoi,
At translatewiki.net we installed the latest release of the Lohit fonts today. Among several improvements there are two things that stand out. There are now two new fonts specific for Devanagari and they support Marathi and Nepali. As you know certain characters are written differently when used for these languages. 

The Lohit Devanagari font does allow for the use of a local override but this requires a browser who deals with this properly and a source where the meta data explicitly states that the language is either Marathi or Nepali. By providing a font that is hard wired to show the variations for Marathi or Nepali a solution is provided that will always work.

Our plan is to test the new Lohit fonts on translatewiki.net this week and have them go into production on Monday on all the WMF wikis with WebFonts support.

Please test the Lohit fonts in your script and let us know as soon as possible when there are any issues.
Thanks,
    Gerard


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Re: New Lohit fonts - Please test

Rajesh Pandey-2
Hi,
As I can see the fonts are not rendered properly. I have faced this issue earlier but the email from Abhishek Singh describes the problem a bit more in detail.
 

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Abhishek Singh <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,
        I'm using Firefox 11 on a x86_64 linux machine, and there are
problems while rendering devnagari characters. On the same browser,
other webpages with devnagari characters render well (e.g.
http://nagariknews.com).

When I looked at the css styling, I found that the default text is set
to "Lohit Nepali" font. When I changed it to "Lohit Devnagari", it
worked (also because the Lohit Devnagari font is installed on my
system). The same page works fine on Google Chrome. On further
debugging, I found that the woff version of the Lohit Nepali font is
somehow aborted while loading the page ([Ctrl]+[F5] refresh this time).
Same is the case with the IranianSans woff file. The locations are
http://bits.wikimedia.org/w/extensions-1.19/WebFonts/fonts/Deva/Lohit-Nepali.woff?version=2.5.1&20111213
and
http://bits.wikimedia.org/w/extensions-1.19/WebFonts/fonts/Arab/IranianSans.woff?version=1.0&20111213
(Keeps on loading, but could not load after a while and there is a
timeout). Surprisingly though, when you try these URLs in your browser
you would be able to download both the files.

The screenshot of the problem with page rendering can be viewed at
http://imagebin.org/204475 and the problem with loading the woff files
as viewed in the "Net" panel of the firebug extension can be viewed at
http://imagebin.org/204476

Seems some sort of weird problem with my browser. Has anyone else
encountered this problem?

--
Abhishek Singh
FOSS Nepal Community
http://wiki.fossnepal.org




On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Gerard Meijssen <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hoi,
At translatewiki.net we installed the latest release of the Lohit fonts today. Among several improvements there are two things that stand out. There are now two new fonts specific for Devanagari and they support Marathi and Nepali. As you know certain characters are written differently when used for these languages. 

The Lohit Devanagari font does allow for the use of a local override but this requires a browser who deals with this properly and a source where the meta data explicitly states that the language is either Marathi or Nepali. By providing a font that is hard wired to show the variations for Marathi or Nepali a solution is provided that will always work.

Our plan is to test the new Lohit fonts on translatewiki.net this week and have them go into production on Monday on all the WMF wikis with WebFonts support.

Please test the Lohit fonts in your script and let us know as soon as possible when there are any issues.
Thanks,
    Gerard


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Re: New Lohit fonts - Please test

Santhosh Thottingal-2
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Rajesh Pandey <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> The screenshot of the problem with page rendering can be viewed at
>> http://imagebin.org/204475

Is it possible to mark the rendering errors with circles or
underlines? I can then discuss with the Font developer and find out
the issue. Thanks in advance.

> and the problem with loading the woff files
>> as viewed in the "Net" panel of the firebug extension can be viewed at
>> http://imagebin.org/204476

Don't worry much about the Firebug showing multiple request entries
and abort status.  It is a bug with Firebug(see
http://code.google.com/p/fbug/issues/detail?id=4649) , not much
serious since it is a developer tool.



Thanks
Santhosh

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