Fonts for angwiki (Old English Wikipedia) and other Old English wikis
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Hello! Please add Junicode as a font for the Old English Wikimedia projects. Also consider looking into the Beowulf font. I am not sure that it is free, but if it is, we would like it to be installed as an option.

Junicode is under the SIL OFL, but I'm not sure about the Beowulf font.

See discussion:

https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesprec:Hēafodtramet#Fonts_again_.28add_Junicode_to_.22Universal_Language_Selector.22.3F.29

P.S. If possible, add an option to use OpenType tag ss02. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/font-feature-settings
In Junicode, this enables insular-style writing, which is desired as an additional option. However, we would like default Junicode as well, not just ss02.

P.P.S. Don't make these the default (yet).


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesprec:Hēafodtramet#Fonts_again_.28add_Junicode_to_.22Universal_Language_Selector.22.3F.29

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Change 76689 had a related patch set uploaded by KartikMistry:
Fonts for angwiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/76689

I have added Junicode (as it is Free/OFL licensed) fonts. I'm looking at Beowulf, and so far couldn't get enough license information to judge it. Do you've any particular project page for Beowulf font?

Thanks!

Thank you!

I'm not sure about Beowulf, which is why I'm mostly just asking about Junicode. There is a discussion here, as you see: https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesprec:Hēafodtramet#.C8.9C.C7.B7_enhanced_by_Beowulf_font
I can't find any licensing info, however, so I guess it's better to be safe.

On Junicode: is it possible to add an option for ss02 as described on http://junicode.sourceforge.net/juntest.html? Quote: "We'll try the Old English passage from above, but substituting insular letter-shapes using the OpenType tag ss02."
If this is not possible, that's okay. Normal Junicode is great anyway, and I can always hack together some script to set ss02.

Thank you very much!

Change 76689 merged by jenkins-bot:
Fonts for angwiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/76689

Updated to latest Junicode. Closing.

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