[Design-team] Font comparison

Emily Dirsh emily at fightingcrane.com
Thu Jul 29 17:40:01 UTC 2010

Yay! good mailing list font discussion. :) I'm glad you like my little
font comparator! ^-^ 

So, here's my $.02:

I like the line-spacing of Cantarell better - it makes reading from line
to line easier, and I like the glyph shapes for the most part, as well.
But there do seem to be some kerning issues as Paul pointed out. It
doesn't look quite as polished as Droid. And for some reason (probably
just me being OCD) the lowercase 'a' is bugging the crap out of me.
Every time I read something in Cantarell, that 'a' catches my eye. Aside
from my own weird glyph obsession, it also doesn't actually cover (as
far as I can see) the cyrillic or greek scripts. I believe it's just
using the default serif font to display those scripts. So, if that's an
issue, we'll need to either pick another font to cover them, or get
those scripts added to the font (volunteers?).

I find Droid easier to read on a line, and at smaller sizes. Droid also
does have cyrillic and greek, and according to wikipedia, it's supposed
to have CJK support? ¯\(°_°)/¯ And to me, it's cleaner looking... but
that's just an aesthetic preference. 

Grr, I'm really conflicted here. I think aesthetically, I like Droid
better overall, but Cantarell is open and source-available, so even
though it has some issues, we can fix them... 
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