Re: Shipping Vera with 2.4

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 03:31:53PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> A simple package that installs the fonts to /usr/share/fonts/gnome (or
> something like that, you can't depend on TTF/truetype, etc) might be a good
> place to start.

Yeah, presumably the fonts should be packaged somehow nice, with a
tarball and have a configure --prefix=/usr and install to
$(datadir)/fonts or something.

> Would it be a foolish idea to default to the Vera family fonts in GConf,
> instead of the fontconfig aliases? As a feature of fontconfig, everything
> will happily fall back to the aliases if the specified font doesn't exist,
> right? Will this suck in any way?

It will suck completely - it breaks i18n among other things because
Vera isn't suitable for all languages. But also it means gnome apps
and other apps don't have the same default font.

The default font is "sans-serif" period, and always will be.  If
people want default sans font to be Vera, they need to configure
fontconfig as such. fontconfig could come that way out of the box,
that might be nice.


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