Fedora Weekly News Issue 87
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Mon May 14 22:07:00 UTC 2007
On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 02:13 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> One font is not a substitute for all these fonts. It is a set of fonts
> that are substitute to another set of fonts.
I know that. Their sans-serif doesn't really substitute for all those
sans-serif fonts, likewise for the serif and mono fonts. Try it and see
> They are already under review in Fedora now. Try it out.
I did download the fonts. Playing with fonts is something I regularly
do, trying to find a few really nice ones, usually. I've seen very few
that actually do look attractive, most tend to be just functional.
Having to deal with some pleb sending me a Word doc is also I have to do
all too often. Without the right fonts, lots of things typed into
documents by those who don't know what they're doing (e.g. those who
think it's an electronic typewriter, and know nothing about typesetting;
or that a Word Doc file is meant for storing a file to be printed, not
for giving to someone else to read) end up with overlapping letters, or
cut-off letters, in some parts of the page.
I had thought about installing the MS Core fonts, but that brings about
other problems: I don't want to see some of those butt-ugly fonts
appearing elsewhere, by default (e.g. webpages, or documents that
otherwise don't really need them).
> The maintainers wouldn't be reading all the mails in the list. So send
> feedback via bugzilla after they get into the repository.
*Here* was where the reply-to was set. I tend to think it's best to
discuss things a bit before sending bugzilla reports. The point I made
wouldn't technically be a bug, other than re-writing the spiel about
what it claims to do.
(This box runs FC5, my others run FC4 & FC6, in case that's
important to the thread.)
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