Monthly Archives: September 2013

On the heels of the changes made to lowercase letters in Cantarell Bold, the outlines and spacing of the uppercase letters has also been reviewed and corrected. Some changes worth highlighting include the K, which now matches the design of the regular; the curves in the bowls of the P and R, which are much smoother now; and the widths and proportions of E and F.



Here’s a comparison of the old and new versions—



See related bug 707359.


Along with reviewing and making corrections to the numerals in Cantarell Regular, I also looked over a small set of symbols used for mathematics. Some of them—such as the # and *—were heavier than the rest of the design and stood out as bolder. Others—like the %, ‰, ° and ^—were too light.

See related bug 703260.


And while I didn’t find the time to tackle this during the internship, I have raised a new bug with a short list of missing mathematical symbols as well.

Just like the alphabet, the numerals in Cantarell Regular also received a face-lift in August. Their outlines have been improved and then they have been re-spaced. The number 2 in particular has a much more elegant shape now. The other major change is to the shape of the number 3, which now matches more closely to the original design.

See related bugs 703166 and 703197.


Cantarell Regular Numerals

I’ve finally finished all the research needed to list the characters missing for complete language support for the top sixty translated languages using Latin in GNOME’s localization list for stable release 3.8. With support for Romanian sorted out, there are only five languages with missing glyphs—Danish, Slovak, Serbian, Vietnamese and Asturian—and detailed bugs about these have been filed.

Read my original post about researching extended Latin support here.