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[Bug 650498] Re: [1 new] Expansion: 'ẞ' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E)
** Project changed: ubuntu-font-family => fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
** Changed in: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Milestone: latin-e-a => None
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[1 new] Expansion: 'ẞ' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E)
Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:
The German glyph LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E) is not currently in the Ubuntu font. Other free fonts frequently used in open-source contexts like DejaVu or Linux Libertine as well as the fonts of other recent operating systems have it:
So it would be nice if the Ubuntu fonts have this character eventually.
Unicode separates the characters into blocks, (covering Cyrillic,
covering Devanagari and splitting Latin up into the Basics,
Supplements, Latin Extended A, Latin Extended, B Extended, C ...,
D..., and Extended Additional. These are the same cake splices that
are being used to split up work on the Ubuntu Font Family. 'ẞ' lives
in the Latin Extended Additional block, and at the moment work is
focusing on Arabic and Hebrew (fonts take a _long_ time to develop and
it's not possible to do everything at once at the beginning, so the
build-out will be gradual).
On 29 June 2017, ẞ became an official part of the German alphabet.
Please could you get anyone who needs this glyph to click the "Affects
me" button at the top, as this will help to gauge what priority to
focus on for each block/script/language to do next.
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