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DINish v3.006: Add support for Cyrillic. Add handling of dutch accented ij.

09 Jun 23:53
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Version v3.006 introduces support for Cyrillic, contributed by Stefan Peev. It includes support for multiple languages, including alternate letterforms needed for Bulgarian. Because few native speakers had a chance to look at the result, support for Cyrillic is considered beta quality in v3.006. That said, at least six major languages can now be set in DINish, and the glyphs look like they've always been part of the typeface, so thank you, Stefan!

This release also contains a bunch of minor cleanups, including support for using the combining Acute glyph with i and j to make it possible to add emphasis to ij in Dutch. "Ja, jı́ȷ́ daar!" Apologies if this does not look nice in your browser!

DINish v3.005: Full support for frac feature

29 Apr 23:29
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DINish v3.005 adds full support for frac feature. Previous releases could only translate 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 into ½, ¼ and ¾. Now you can go wild with your fractions! See the features page for a usage example.

DINish v3.002: Add capital Esszet and Dutch ij digraph

22 Jul 14:58
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DINish v3.002 introduces three completely new glyphs: the capital Esszet that was added to Unicode in 2017, which is of course essential in a modern font with German roots. Also added were the IJ and ij digraphs used in Dutch, with an option to automatically replace i-j pairs with the digraph by selecting the ss01 feature. Check out the website for an example!

DINish v3.001: Reworked vertical metrics

13 Jul 19:28
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DINish v3.001 comes with reworked vertical metrics. The good news is that from this version onward, all software should produce consistent line spacing when using DINish v3.001 or later, regardless of whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux. Of course, if you used DINish v2.013 (or any of its predecessors, such as D-DIN) for a design and update the font to v3.001, you may have to adjust your page layout.

There are also a number of minor tweaks and bugfixes. The most notable visual change is a completely redrawn Ogonek for Polish language support, as a result of community feedback.

A special "thank you" goes out to the creators and maintainers of Fontbakery. Several versions of DINish, for some of the languages added between v2.006 and v2.013, would not print correctly, under some circumstances, on some older laserprinters. I would never have noticed if it weren't for a freshly added Fontbakery check!

DINish v2.013: Add support for Northern Sámi

22 Oct 20:29
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Release v2.013 adds the missing glyphs for Northern Sámi. This brings the number of supported languages to 243, including 64 of the 66 living European languages in the r12a database.

DINish v2.012: Make negative old style numbers look right

27 Sep 22:16
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Usability update: make negative numbers look right. This is important in spreadsheets, among other use cases.

DINish v2.011: Add support for Romanian; other European languages

18 Sep 23:27
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  • Add missing glyphs for around 50 languages.
  • Add full support for Romanian, including language sensitive substitutions.
  • DINish now fully supports all European Latin languages on
    https://r12a.github.io/app-charuse/. In total, 170 languages are
    supported. Please open an issue on Github if any European language
    based on Latin characters is not rendered with proper typographical
    conventions. And yes, feel free to use DINish for the next Romanian
    bank notes.

DINish v2.010: Improve Polish language support, add Hungarian umlaut

07 Sep 21:53
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Polish acute accented characters now use kreska!

Hungarian language support was added in the form of glyphs with the double acute accent.

DINish v2.009: Add oldstyle numerals

01 Sep 15:31
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DINish now comes with a full set of old style numerals! These can be selected with the onum tag. They are even available in tabular form for use in spreadsheets: in libreOffice, use Dinish:onum&tnum. For CSS, try font-feature-settings: "onum", "tnum";

DINish v2.007: Add Polish language support

27 Aug 21:49
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Add Polish language support. Misc fixes, see FONTLOG.