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Re: Plans for change....

From: Adrian Robert
Subject: Re: Plans for change....
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 18:04:45 -0500

On Dec 18, 2006, at 11:46 AM, Hubert Chan wrote:

Gregory John Casamento wrote:


I, personally, don't see much value in auto-layout, because
GNUstep/OPENSTEP provides the user with a way to have a GUI for each
locale, so that you can specifically tailor your GUI to each, but to
each his own.

Well, it's not just about localization.  If you change fonts, it may
break the layout as well.

It's hard to fully cater to Linux/X-Windows everything-configurable mentality using a system designed for use with specified fonts present on every system (NeXTstep, Mac OS X). Giving up this configurability may be best for compatibility with Cocoa apps and that style of development (WYSIWUG from IB/Gorm to user desktop). If a single X backend becomes standard, we could bundle a sans-serif font with it that is ALWAYS used for dialogs, etc., as Lucida Grande on Mac OS (and Ohlfs on NeXT/OpenStep). This would work for Latin text, at least, and we might be able to use Deja Vu or something like that for non-Latin.

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