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Unifont 12.1.03 Released

From: Paul Hardy
Subject: Unifont 12.1.03 Released
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:20:56 -0700

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

You can download the latest version from GNU mirror sites, accessible at:

or if that fails,

or, as a last resort,

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

Full details are in the ChangeLog file.


Paul Hardy
GNU Unifont Maintainer

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