Bug 59563

Summary: Replace dotted zero with slashed zero
Product: DejaVu Reporter: Kip Coul <kip.coul>
Component: Mono SansAssignee: Deja Vu bugs <dejavu-bugs>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Kip Coul 2013-01-18 14:49:11 UTC
Hello guys,

Quick bug ticket to suggest one thing.
How about replacing the dotted zero with a slashed one ?
In my opinion, it looks much better !

Thanks for your feedback.

Comment 1 James Cloos 2013-01-18 20:14:33 UTC
Fontconfig is getting support for rules which select based on and/or set
the otf features.

Were we to add an unencoded zeroslash and a style set feature for it,
users soon could choose that at the fontconfig level as their preferred

Or at the application level for publishing documents.
Comment 2 Kip Coul 2013-01-18 22:49:29 UTC
Well, I really hope you will add a slashed zero character.
I wouldn't know how to do it, otherwise I'd already have done it.

Comment 3 James Cloos 2013-01-19 01:08:24 UTC
Just to be clear, my point is that we can add a slashed zero w/o upsetting those who prefer the current dotted zero, by making the slashed an option.

Several font familes have a 'zero' GSUB which replaces the normal zero by a slashed zero.

DejavSansMono could do that to replace the dotted zero with a slashed zero and, given that such substitutions soon will be easy to use with most modern X11 software, it should be enough for those who prefer a slash.

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