[Design-team] Font comparison
martin.sourada at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 09:04:08 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 10:55 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 09:09 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > On 07/29/2010 07:43 AM, Emily Dirsh wrote:
> > >
> > > I started making up the type samples for font comparison, but I kept
> > > thinking that something interactive would be more useful, so I made this
> > > <http://www.fightingcrane.com/emily/fedora/fontfight/> instead. Everyone
> > > go and try it out so we can pick a font already. :)
> > Awesome Emily, this is what we we needed
> > > Here's the full url:
> > > http://www.fightingcrane.com/emily/fedora/fontfight/
> > Looking comparatively, I can say I *do* prefer Cantarell, it is more
> > spaced, having "air to breath"... compared with it Droid looks to me
> > crammed, busy.
> > I also like Cantarell shapes, think they are more elegant, giving us a
> > more special, individual look - compare for example the glyph for "8" in
> > both fonts.
> I also prefer the Cantarell shapes (by a large margin) but on the flip
> side, on my F12 while Droid Sans is hinted perfectly well (just like
> DejaVu Sans is), Cantarell is blurry. The English is so so, but Greek
> and Russian really suffer a lot (LCD display, subpixel smoothing, full
> hinting). Although, by playing with it in gimp it seems like autohinter
> is for some reason off for Cantarell...
So freetype-freeworld was at fault. Removing it saved the day, but now
my usual DejaVu governed desktop looks a bit worse...
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