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Improved Charis SIL with smallcaps
#1  JSWolf 07-07-2012, 09:33 AM
I've updated Charis SIL. I've not done the smallcaps yet. The updated fonts are attached here.

These are based on the version 5 of Charis SIL. They've been renamed ChareInk. They have had kerning added and one version has added weight for use with eInk screens. There is also a version with no added weight so you ca add your own weight or use with LCD screens. There is no hinting which seems to work better for eInk. And finally, the line height metrics have been adjusted to work well with ePub and with Kindles.

Version 1 - ChareInk-NoHinting.zip (687 views)
Version 1 - ChareInk-NoWeight-NoHinting.zip (469 views)

Version 1.1 - Updated the kerning and there is no hinting

Original ChareInk v1.1.zip (actually .rar 200 views)

Edit: I've added both the Weighted and Unwwighted versions with added hinting because the Kindle prefers font with Hinting. So if you are using a Reader/program/etc. that works better with hinting, download the hinted version(s) of your choice. Kobo Readers do not need the hinted versions.
[zip] ChareInk NoWeight v1.1.zip (1.03 MB, 5070 views)
[zip] ChareInk v1.1.zip (1.05 MB, 6673 views)
[zip] ChareInk NoWeight-Hinted v1.1.zip (1.03 MB, 319 views)
[zip] ChareInk Weight-Hinted v1.1.zip (1.56 MB, 304 views)
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#2  Belfaborac 07-07-2012, 09:53 AM
Excellent, thanks a lot! I've been wanting exactly this or something similar for a while.
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#3  JSWolf 07-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Quote Belfaborac
Excellent, thanks a lot! I've been wanting exactly this or something similar for a while.
I figured since I was giving it out to someone else, I decided to make it public since I had it posted online where I could just give out the link.

I find it looks nice and I can easily read at a smaller font size. I'm using 93% and this way, I get more per line and more lines per screen and I am not using any line height.

Code
body { font-family: serif; widows: 0; orphans: 0; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; margin-right: 0; text-align: justify; font-size: 93%
}
That's the body style I use. I map Charis SIL to serif as the font-family name.
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#4  JSWolf 07-24-2012, 02:20 AM
I've just found out that on some readers, the fonts don't work perfectly because I changed the internal name. I've unchanged the internal name back to normal and they should work fine now on all readers. Please grab the new set from the new link in post #1.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
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#5  JSWolf 01-31-2013, 01:07 PM
I've created a new Charis SIL with smaller line spacing, more weight,and kerning

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=184056
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#6  derangedhermit 02-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Does the license allow you to change the font and still call it Charis SIL, and/or use that internal name (in the font metadata)?
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#7  JSWolf 02-02-2013, 07:33 PM
Quote derangedhermit
Does the license allow you to change the font and still call it Charis SIL, and/or use that internal name (in the font metadata)?
I did change the names. One set is Charis SIL Modified and the other is Charis SIL Compact. Yes, I am allowed to do what I am doing and legally so.

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3.1 Can I change the fonts? Are there any limitations to what things I can and cannot change?
You are allowed to change anything, as long as such changes do not violate the terms of the license. In other words, you are not allowed to remove the copyright statement(s) from the font, but you could put additional information into it that covers your contribution.

3.6 Do I have to make any derivative fonts (including extended source files, build scripts, documentation, etc.) publicly available?
No, but please consider sharing your improvements with others. You may find that you receive in return more than what you gave.
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#8  BeccaPrice 02-02-2013, 07:40 PM
Thank you, Jon. Do you think this is the final version? or are you going to play with it some more?
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#9  JSWolf 02-02-2013, 07:43 PM
Quote BeccaPrice
Thank you, Jon. Do you think this is the final version? or are you going to play with it some more?
You are very welcome.

These two versions are final. I am going to make another compact version because someone wants the compact line space with it being less thick.

I am also going to try modifying the font to make it bigger for the Kindle for those that want it larger by default.

So I may have other versions but not of these specific ones.
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#10  caleb72 02-03-2013, 06:58 AM
Thanks for these Jon. Installed them on my new PW and I've been using the Charis SIL Compact. Looks very nice.
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