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Re: System fonts

From: Pete French
Subject: Re: System fonts
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 23:18:00 +0100

> That still does not explain why the default font should be changed,
> especially to the much-uglier FreeSans. It's unhinted, fuzzy, and generally
> a pain to look at, much less use.

All those points are true, but more ugly does not mean less useful.

> If you need non-Latin 1 characters (don't confuse this with encoding), use a
> different font.

Yes, but, aside from americans maybe, thats pretty much everyone on
the planet isnt it ? Defaults should be the most useful surely, not
necessarily the prettiest. Shipping a system with large chunks of characters
missing by default seems foolish when there is a workable alternative.

Even if it is a little fuzzy.


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