David Libre

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Font description

David Libre is a Libre David Hebrew, based on David Hadash Formal, released by Monotype Corporation in 2012. David Hadash Formal is a modern digitization made from original large scale technical drawings for the typeface drawn by Ismar David.

Google has worked with Monotype to release the 3 book weights (Regular, Medium and Bold) under the SIL Open Font License and create a new version for use by the public.

This project includes working with the David Hadash sources to create a new version, that fits the requirements of Israeli instituions, since David is the official font for Israeli correspondence.

Some glyphs were updated, such as the Sheqel symbol. It was redesigned to be recognizable by contemporary Hebrew readers, since the original Sheqel symbol is too far from today's standard.

Latin characters from the Gentium typeface were derived and integrated to accommodate cases in which Latin and Hebrew characters will be used in tandem.

Each font includes OpenType features required for diacritic marks (nikud) and Hebrew-specific uses, including alternative Hebrew-height numerals (available as Stylistic Set 1) an alternative "Hebrew ampersand" symbol designed by Ismar David (available in Stylistic Set 2) and an alternative Sheqel symbol designed by Ismar David (available in Stylistic Set 3.)

Every effort was made to keep the original designs intact, and the type's original spacing is well preserved. However, several changes have been made to fit with David Libre's goal to be used as a free alternative to the David font commonly installed on PCs. In order to be compatible with documents previously set in the version of David bundled with Microsoft Windows, David Hadash's glyph size has been reduced by 12.5%. This was made to prevent cases in which documents previously typed in Microsoft's David to take up more pages and cause odd line breaks. Please note that this does not guarantee full compatibility with that David, only a close approximation.

Diacritic marks have been repositioned. Biblical cantillation marks are not supported.

The construction of David Libre was made by Meir Sadan, commissioned by Google for the Google Fonts project.

The David Libre project is led by Meir Sadan, a type designer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. To contribute, see github.com/meirsadan/david-hofshi

License: Open Font License - http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=OFL_web

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DavidLibre-Regular

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License

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Public Domain / GPL / OFL

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File info

Copyright
Copyright (c) 2014 Monotype Imaging Inc. ([email protected]). All Rights Reserved. David Hadash is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. Reserved Font Name 'Hadash'. Copyright (c) 2003-2008 SIL International (http://www.sil.org/), with Reserved Font Names 'Gentium' and 'SIL'. Copyright (c) 2015-2016 Meir Sadan ([email protected]).
Family
David Libre
Sub Family
Regular
Full Name
DavidLibre-Regular
License URL
http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
PostScript
DavidLibre-Regular
Version
Version 1.000