Commit 512a2b8d authored by Nikolaus Waxweiler's avatar Nikolaus Waxweiler

Initial restructuring: sfdir to UFO, autotools to meson.

- Delete binaries and specimen.
- Delete everything autotools, write initial and incomplete meson.build.
- Write fontmake wrapper for Meson.
- Converted font sources from .sfdir to .ufo, call font 'Legacy' in
preparation for the redesign.
- Updated readme.
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SUBDIRS = src otf fontconfig scripts
MAINTAINERCLEANFILES = \
Makefile.in \
aclocal.m4 \
config.guess \
config.h.in \
config.sub \
configure \
depcomp \
install-sh \
intltool-*.in \
libtool \
ltmain.sh \
missing \
mkinstalldirs
-include $(top_srcdir)/git.mk
0.30
- Redesigned from scratch to interpolate cleanly from thin to black. Currently targets the Google Fonts Latin Core and Pro glyph sets.
0.0.24
- asymmetric k for bold, fix stem width
- sync bold hyphen metrics with regular
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README for Cantarell GNOME
==========================
This file provides detailed information on the Cantarell font
software. This information should be distributed along with the
Cantarell fonts and any derivative works.
Font Information
-------------------------
The Cantarell typeface family is a contemporary Humanist
sans serif, and is used by the GNOME project for its user
interface and the Fedora project.
Cantarell was originally designed by Dave Crossland as part
of his coursework for the MA Typeface Design programme at
the Department of Typography in the University of Reading,
England. [1]
Dave was motivated to undertake a study of typeface design because
he believes it is essential that when we use digital tools, our
freedom to use, understand, modify and share these tools is
respected. Otherwise, when the tool does not work in the way
that we need, we will be unable to fix it.
These fonts are developed using only such "libre" software,
mainly FontForge [2].
Cantarell was originally aimed at on-screen reading in a specific
use-case and environment: reading web pages on an HTC Dream
mobile phone [3].
That device was the first to ship with Google Android [4], and
came installed with a web browser that supported the exciting web
fonts feature known as @font-face [5]. As Dave's very first typeface
design, the typeface has many faults, yet he asserts it achieves
his goal of improving readability on this device.
Since the design is aimed at display on-screen at small sizes, the
printed output (especially of the bold and oblique) may not work
well. Fonts tuned to the needs of printing will be developed in
the future.
The fonts were initially published on the 6th of July 2009 on
Dave Crossland's foundry website [6] under the terms of the GNU
General Public License version 3. [7] In May 2010 the fonts were
republished through Google Web Fonts [8] under the terms of the
SIL Open Font License version 1.1. [9] In November 2010 the
project became part of the GNOME project and is now under active
development by the GNOME design community. [10]
Dave Crossland, 21st March 2011
[1]: http://www.typedesign.reading.ac.uk
[2]: http://fontforge.sf.net
[3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Dream
[4]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_%28operating_system%29
[5]: http://openfontlibrary.org/wiki/Web_font_linking_with_%40font-face
[6]: http://abattis.org/cantarell
[7]: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
[8]: http://www.google.com/webfonts
[9]: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
[10]: http://live.gnome.org/CantarellFonts
* * *
Developer information
---------------------
The original src/Cantarell-Regular.sfdir directory has the master
sources as Cubic (PostScript) Bezier splines. It was used to generate
Cantarell-Bold.sfdir which is now a hard fork and the bold master. Many
glyphs were imported back from Pooja Saxena's Cambay.
All development occurs by making changes to these drawing files. Produce
.otf font files with "make" at the command line. It will automatically
generate obliqued variants of the masters.
ChangeLog
-------------------------
Please refer to the GNOME Git repository changelog at this URL:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/cantarell-fonts/log/
Acknowledgements
-------------------------
Here is a list of major contributors; all contributors are listed
in the GNOME Git repository changelogs.
If you make major modifications be sure to add your name (N), email (E),
web-address (W) and description (D). This list is sorted by last name
in alphabetical order.
N: Dave Crossland
E: dave@understandinglimited.com
W: http://abattis.org/cantarell/
D: Designer - original Latin glyphs
N: Valek Filippov
E: frob@gnome.org
W: https://plus.google.com/108983215764171548842/about
D: Designer - cyrillic
N: Erik Hartenian
E: infinality@infinality.net
W: http://infinality.net
D: Connoisseur of fine font renderding
N: Pooja Saxena
E: anexasajoop@gmail.com
W: http://www.poojasaxena.in
D: Designer - New glyphs and many improvements to weight and metric balance.
N: Jakub Steiner
E: jimmac@gmail.com
W: http://jimmac.musichall.cz
D: Designer - many improvements and GNOME standards engineering
N: Nikolaus Waxweiler
E: madigens@gmail.com
W: -
D: General clean up and increased language coverage
README for Cantarell GNOME
==========================
This file provides detailed information on the Cantarell font software. This
information should be distributed along with the Cantarell fonts and any
derivative works.
Font Information
----------------
The Cantarell typeface family is a contemporary Humanist sans serif, and is
used by the GNOME project for its user interface.
Cantarell was originally designed by Dave Crossland as part of his coursework
for the MA Typeface Design program at the Department of Typography in the
University of Reading, England. [1]
After the GNOME project adopted the typeface in November 2010, minor
modifications and slight expansions were made to it over the years. Pooja
Saxena initially worked on the typeface as a participant of the GNOME outreach
program and later developed her own Devanagari typeface Cambay, which included
a redesigned latin version of Cantarell. It was backported to the GNOME branch
of Cantarell by Nikolaus Waxweiler, who also performed other janitorial tasks
on it.
The overall quality of the design was however far from good, given that the
regular and bold face were worked on seperately and without consistency and had
low quality outlines, and the oblique variants were simply slanted uprights
without much correction. The GNOME design team also requested lighter weights.
Up to this point, the work on Cantarell was mainly done with libre tools such
as FontForge.
Given the decaying state of FontForge (arcane user interface, heaps of quirky
and buggy behavior) and the very early development status of alternatives such
as TruFont, Nikolaus Waxweiler started redrawing Cantarell in the proprietary
and Mac-only Glyphs.app.
Taking inspiration from Source Sans Pro, the redesign was a thin and a black
master, with all other weights inbetween interpolated. Using proprietary
plugins like SpeedPunk and RMX Tools resulted in much higher quality outlines.
The open-source HT Letterspacer plugin made good and consistent spacing almost
trivial. The original character of Cantarell was however ironed out in the
process, for better or worse.
There was one victim of the redesign: participation. As the design process
continues, the master file is in the proprietary, but documented .glyphs
format, which no open-source design application can read. This is because the
widely supported UFO format has a limited feature set. See below.
[1]: http://www.typedesign.reading.ac.uk
Developer information
---------------------
The master file is `src/Cantarell.glyphs`. To contribute, you need to either:
1) Use the proprietary and Mac-only Glyphs.app.
2) Generate UFOs from it by using `fontmake -g src/Cantarell.glyphs -o ufo`.
You can then open the masters in `master_ufo` with any design app that supports
it. Send the contribution to Nikolaus Waxweiler somehow so he can consider it
using 1).
Acknowledgements
----------------
Here is a list of major contributors; all contributors are listed in the GNOME
Git repository changelogs.
If you make major modifications be sure to add your name (N), email (E),
web-address (W) and description (D). This list is sorted by last name in
alphabetical order.
N: Dave Crossland
E: dave@understandinglimited.com
W: http://abattis.org/cantarell/
D: Designer, original Latin glyphs.
N: Valek Filippov
E: frob@gnome.org
W: https://plus.google.com/108983215764171548842/about
D: Designer, original Cyrillic glyphs.
N: Erik Hartenian
E: infinality@infinality.net
W: http://infinality.net
D: Connoisseur of fine font renderding.
N: Pooja Saxena
E: anexasajoop@gmail.com
W: http://www.poojasaxena.in
D: Designer, new glyphs and many improvements to weight and metric balance.
N: Jakub Steiner
E: jimmac@gmail.com
W: http://jimmac.musichall.cz
D: Designer, many improvements and GNOME standards engineering.
N: Nikolaus Waxweiler
E: madigens@gmail.com
W: -
D: Designer, general clean up and increased language coverage, later on complete redesign.
#!/bin/sh
# Run this to generate all the initial makefiles, etc.
srcdir=`dirname $0`
test -z "$srcdir" && srcdir=.
PKG_NAME="cantarell-fonts"
REQUIRED_AUTOMAKE_VERSION=1.9
REQUIRED_PKG_CONFIG_VERSION=0.19.0
(test -f $srcdir/configure.ac \
&& test -d $srcdir/src) || {
echo -n "**Error**: Directory "\`$srcdir\'" does not look like the"
echo " top-level $PKG_NAME directory"
exit 1
}