11 August 2019 GNU Unifont 12.1.03 is now available. This release includes improved Japanese kanji in the unifont_jp* font files.
This release replaces the public domain Jiskan Japanese (JIS X 0213) glyphs included in Unifont 12.1.02 with Izumi public domain glyphs. Modifications were also made to Limbu, Buginese, Tai Tham, Adlam, Mayan Numerals, and the Indian Rupee Sign. Unifont provides fonts with a glyph for each printable code point in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane, as well as wide coverage of the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (Unicode Plane 1) and some ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) and Under CSUR (UCSUR) glyphs. The unifont_jp TrueType font also includes the 303 kanji from JIS X 0213 that are in Unicode Plane 2. The Unifont package includes TrueType fonts for all of these ranges, and BDF and PCF fonts for the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane. There is also a specialized PSF font for using GNU APL in console mode on GNU/Linux systems. The web page for this project is https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/unifont/. You can download the latest version from GNU mirror sites, accessible at: https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/unifont/unifont-12.1.03/ or if that fails, https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/unifont/unifont-12.1.03/ or, as a last resort, ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/unifont/unifont-12.1.03/ The public domain font Izumi16 is a JIS X 0213-encoded BDF font covering JIS planes 1 and 2. In Unifont, its kanji glyphs have been mapped to code points in Unicode planes 0 and 2 (the only Unicode Plane 2 glyphs to appear in a Unifont release). This provides complete coverage of JIS X 0213 in a free Unicode font, except for the JIS katakana glyphs that do not have a one-to-one mapping in Unicode. More information about this mapping is available at http://unifoundry.com/japanese/index.html Full details are in the ChangeLog file. Enjoy! Paul Hardy GNU Unifont Maintainer -- If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see https://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.