Bug#919998: ITP: fonts-b612 -- legible font designed to be used on aircraft cockpit screens

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Bug#919998: ITP: fonts-b612 -- legible font designed to be used on aircraft cockpit screens

Gürkan Myczko
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : fonts-b612
   Version         : 1.003
   Upstream Authors: 2012 AIRBUS <airbus-group.com>
                     2012 Laurent Spaggiari
<[hidden email]>
* URL             : https://github.com/polarsys/b612
* License         : OFL 1.1
   Description     : legible font designed to be used on aircraft cockpit
screens
  In 2010, Airbus initiated a research collaboration with ENAC and
Universite
  de Toulouse III on a prospective study to define and validate an
Aeronautical
  Font: the challenge was to improve the display of information on the
cockpit
  screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading,
and to
  optimize the overall homogeneity of the cockpit.
  .
  Two years later, Airbus came to find Intactile DESIGN to work on the
design
  of the eight typographic variants of the font. This one, baptized B612
in
  reference to the imaginary asteroid of the aviator SaintExupery,
benefited
  from a complete hinting on all the characters.
  .
  Main characteristics are:
   - Maximize the distance between the forms of the characters
   - Respect the primitives of the different letters
   - Harmonize the forms and their spacing

Package is availabe at http://phd-sid.ethz.ch/debian/fonts-b612/