Ubuntu Font Family 0.71 "squeezed"

Next general update (fixes and tweaks) to four core font weights; Plus additional fonts:

  Ubuntu Light (×2)
  Ubuntu Medium (×2)

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Ubuntu Font Family
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Paul Sladen
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2010-03-08 (Paul Sladen) Ubuntu Font Family version 0.71.2

  * (Production) Adjust Medium WeightClass to 500 (Md, MdIt) (LP: #730912)

2010-03-07 (Paul Sladen) Ubuntu Font Family version 0.71.1

  * (Design) Add Capitalised version of glyphs and kern. (Lt, LtIt,
    Md, MdIt) DM (LP: #677446)
  * (Design) Re-space and tighen Regular and Italic by amount specified
    by Mark Shuttleworth (minus 4 FUnits). (Rg, It) (LP: #677149)
  * (Design) Design: Latin (U+0192) made straight more like l/c f with
    tail (LP: #670768)
  * (Design) (U+01B3) should have hook on right, as the lowercase
    (U+01B4) (LP: #681026)
  * (Design) Tail of Light Italic germandbls, longs and lowercase 'f'
    to match Italic/BoldItalic (LP: #623925)
  * (Production) Update <case> feature (Lt, LtIt, Md, MdIt). DM
    (LP: #676538, #676539)
  * (Production) Remove Bulgarian locl feature for Italics. (LP: #708578)
  * (Production) Update Description information with new string:
      "The Ubuntu Font Family are libre fonts funded by Canonical Ltd
      on behalf of the Ubuntu project. The font design work and
      technical implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag. The
      typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually
      hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens. The
      scope of the Ubuntu Font Family includes all the languages used
      by the various Ubuntu users around the world in tune with
      Ubuntu's philosophy which states that every user should be able
      to use their software in the language of their choice. The
      project is ongoing, and we expect the family will be extended to
      cover many written languages in the coming years."
    (Rg, It, Bd, BdIt, Lt, LtIt, Md, MdIt) (LP: #690590)
  * (Production) Pixel per em indicator added at U+F000 (Lt, LtIt, Md,
    MdIt) (LP: #615787)
  * (Production) Version number indicator added at U+EFFD (Lt, LtIt, Md,
    MdIt) (LP: #640623)
  * (Production) fstype bit set to 0 - Editable (Lt, LtIt, Md, MdIt)
    (LP: #648406)
  * (Production) Localisation of name table has been removed because
    of problems with Mac OS/X interpretation of localisation. DM
    (LP: #730785)
  * (Hinting) Regular '?' dot non-circular (has incorrect control
    value). (LP: #654336)
  * (Hinting) Too much space after latin capital 'G' in 13pt
    regular. Now reduced. (LP: #683437)
  * (Hinting) Balance Indian Rupee at 18,19pt (LP: #662177)
  * (Hinting) Make Regular '£' less ambiguous at 13-15 ppm (LP: #685562)
  * (Hinting) Regular capital 'W' made symmetrical at 31 ppem (LP: #686168)

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Bug report Importance Assignee Status
654336 #654336 Hinting: '?' dot non-circular (distortion, copy hinting from '!') 4 Medium Malcolm Wooden  10 Fix Released
670768 #670768 Style: Latin ƒ (U+0192) should be straight not oblique slanted in Regular 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
681026 #681026 Style: Ƴ ƴ (U+01B3) should both have hook on right 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
662177 #662177 Hinting: Bold: Indian rupee sign 5 Low   10 Fix Released
685562 #685562 Hinting: Current: £ and € ambiguity at 13/15 ppem (difficult to read at small sizes) 5 Low   10 Fix Released
686168 #686168 Hinting: capital 'W' not symmetrical at 31 ppem (23pt regular) 5 Low   10 Fix Released
677149 #677149 Technical: tighten tracking of upright+italics by -4/1000 font-wide 6 Wishlist Malcolm Wooden  10 Fix Released
690590 #690590 Technical: Metadata: Fill-out Description field [NameID=10] 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
683437 #683437 Hinting: Too much space after latin capital G in 13pt regular 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
708578 #708578 Style: т, п, г Bulgarian Cyrillic letters look unfamiliar in bg_BG locale 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
730785 #730785 Technical: Mac OSX: remove name table localisation 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
730912 #730912 Technical: Medium and Bold both have WeightClass=700 1 Undecided Malcolm Wooden  10 Fix Released
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