To be honest, I don't see the difference from the last iteration... Currently, it's bottom-heavy; I'd move the top right part more to the right, including the joint at mid-level.Nathan Zimet said:@ Christian Thalmann /ẞ retweeked. I may have overdone it though.
Notice that Hypatia has a longer apostrophe in the French language. I added Gentium that has no special treatment for French but has a lower apostrophe I guess to better combine with the diacritics (I found nothing in the Gentium doc about it).Isn't this just the fact that quotes are usually aligned with the cap height, and Gentium has a larger cap/ascender dimorphism than the other typefaces?
So you're forcing an accented j even in non-Dutch languages? That's going to look really weird. One of countless examples would be the Hungarian word íj «bow» (as in archery).Bhikkhu Pesala said:To avoid the need for a Dutch locl, I just added ijacute and fij as Standard Ligatures (liga). I forgot about capitals, but I guess I should add those too.
No, there is a medial ب between the ع and ى that got ligated with the later (basically that raised part of the final ى is part of the other letter).
Aha, that explains it! Though I can't imagine how one would render that with a contextual alternate alone, since the ب got completely subsumed. Would it be acceptable to draw the medial ب in full and then add the rising ى...?
Arabic usually have grows more vertically than horizontally, tries to squeeze it usually cramps things badly (but that does not prevent many designers from doing). Staked marks in Arabic are rather common in vocalised text, if you feel your design will not be commonly used for vocalised text you can keep tight line spacing for the default and users of vocalised text can use more bigger spacing (but make sure to have big enough Win metrics to avoid clipping in certain brain dead Windows applications).The problem is that I don't want to increase the typeface's vertical size just to accommodate the Arabic. For instance, I've seen Gentium take up a huge amount of vertical space in Word, and when I tried to reduce the line spacing below 1, it started clipping for no good reason.