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Add web font for the Pahlavi script
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Author: zm.wiki

Description:
Shapour font (ttf, eot, woff)

Please include the attached font for Middle Persian language (Inscriptional Pahlavi script). The font is released under GNU/GPL in 2012, and has been tested and is OK.


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Severity: enhancement
Whiteboard: font

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bz44076

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 1:22 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz44076.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

May I know the upstream of these fonts(its website or repository)?

zm.wiki wrote:

(In reply to comment #1)

May I know the upstream of these fonts(its website or repository)?

The font is created by [[w:fa:User:Behaafarid]], see:
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A8%D8%AD%D8%AB_%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%B1:Behaafarid/%D8%A8%D8%A7%DB%8C%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C_%DB%B6%DB%B9#.D8.A7.D8.B1.D8.AF.D8.B4.DB.8C.D8.B1
Here's the download link he provided in that discussion:
http://fileden.com/files/2012/9/23/3350271/Pahlavi.ttf

zm.wiki wrote:

Any progress on this?

Is there a proper website for this font? An external reference where the author says that the license is GPL?

The licensing is the most important issue at this point.

zm.wiki wrote:

No, there is no website for the font and the font has not been published anywhere else, as far as I know. The user who has claimed that he created the font is a trusted user, and according to him the license is GPL (you can see this text if you open the file: Created by Behaafarid using FontForge. Released under GNU GPL. 2012).

I contacted the font author about this bug. The author uploaded the font to fontspace, but I asked if he can host the font and version control it , preferably with a issue tracking system. I suggested github too. Waiting for this reply.

Reopened with a different component.

Moved back to here. Fonts are part of MW ULS and not part of jquery.webfonts

Change 75844 had a related patch set uploaded by Ebrahim:
Add Pahlavi Support (fixes Bug 44076)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/75844

Change 75844 had a related patch set uploaded by Santhosh:
Add Pahlavi Support (fixes Bug 44076)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/75844

Change 75844 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add Shapour font for Pahlavi script

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/75844

Thank you, Ebrahim.

Change 76236 had a related patch set uploaded by Santhosh:
Compress the eot font more using microtype express compression

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/76236

Change 76236 merged by jenkins-bot:
Compress the eot font more using microtype express compression

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/76236