Updated: unifont, unifont-fonts, unifont-viewer 15.1.02

Cygwin unifont Maintainer Brian.Inglis@Shaw.ca
Mon Sep 25 15:01:55 GMT 2023

The following packages have been upgraded in the Cygwin distribution:

* unifont		15.1.02
* unifont-viewer	15.1.02
* unifont-fonts		15.1.02

GNU Unifont is a Unicode font collection with glyphs for all
visible Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane (the first 64K)
character code points and many more, with supporting utilities
to view, define, modify, and convert fonts.

For more information see the project home page:


For recent changes, see below or read /usr/share/doc/unifont/NEWS after

See also Release Notes under:


15.1.02		2023-09-21

* Adjusted 46 glyphs in the Wen Quan Yi range, U+2F00..U+9FFF, and
  contributed CJK Unified Ideographs Extension G glyphs U+30000..U+3017F.
* Added new man pages to MAN1PAGES & MAN5PAGES definitions for installation.


Releases from 15.1 do not include Truetype format, only Opentype format
Unifont fonts, as previously announced.
As these fonts are bitmap glyphs rendered into modern font formats,
both formats should render the same glyphs.
All modern systems support both Opentype and Truetype format fonts,
so there should be few or no issues if releases provide only Opentype
format Unifont, which are less than half the file size of the Truetype
A known issue with TrueType is Pango combining character rendering not
being fixed as the Pango maintainers want to support only OpenType.
If anyone encounters issues using the Opentype format Unifont,
please let us know so we can address any issues.

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