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Re: Fwd: [Fwd: the ivory tower and the bazaar]



Depends how international you want it! Adobe Pro fonts have many
glyphs, especially the newer fonts.
Comparing the number of glyphs:

Fedora fonts
~~~~~~~~~~~~
DejaVu Serif Book: 2885
DejaVu Sans Book: 5270
DejaVu Sans Mono Book: 3020
Liberation Serif Regular: 668
Liberation Sans Regular: 675
Liberation Mono Regular: 670
Linux Libertine Regular: 2388
Charis SIL Regular: 3289
Doulos SIL Regular: 3288
Gentium Regular: 1699
The URW fonts I got in OpenType have 300 or so glyphs. The type-1
Fedora ships, which have Cyrillic but
broken Romanian, have around 500.

Adobe Pro
~~~~~~~~~
Adobe Caslon Pro Regular: 801
Minion Pro Regular: 1668
Arno Pro Regular: 2846
Garamond Premier Pro Regular: 2735
Myriad Pro Regular: 846
Courier Std Medium: 374 [I don't have any Pro monospaced]

MS XP + EU Expansion Font Update
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Arial Regular: 1680
Times New Roman Regular: 1680
Verdana Regular: 913
Microsoft Sans Serif Regular: 2259
Courier New Regular: 1318 (this actullay lacks Romanian glyphs, it
wasn't updated)

MS Vista (actually these are from PPT Viewer 2k7, I don't have Vista)
~~~~~~~~
Cambria Bold: 979 [note: fontmatrix cannot read ttc files, like the
Cambria Regular + Math]
Constantia Regular: 994
Calibri Regular: 1121
Corbel Regular: 987
Candara Regular: 966
Consolas Regular: 709

MS Office 2k3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Palatino Linotype Regular: 1328
Tahoma Regular: 2036

So, DejaVu Sans may win the number of glyphs contest, but I wouldn't
print stuff in DejaVu. Linux Libertine is much better in that respect.
Liberation is somewhere in between. What Linux really needs is a sans
version of Libertine! If I were Redhat management I'd pay Philipp Poll
or the SIL fokes instead of Ascender Corp! Btw, Charis SIL is okay for
some jobs, but it is a slab serif.

Btw, I have no need to write Chinese or Arabic, but there commercial
fonts for those too!


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Nicolas Mailhot
<nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
>
> Le Mar 22 juillet 2008 15:06, Michal Nowak a écrit :
>>
>> On 14:30 Tue 22 Jul     , Vasile Gaburici wrote:
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici gmail com>
>>> Subject: Re: [Fwd: the ivory tower and the bazaar]
>>>
>>> They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
>>> [http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gaburici/linux-fonts.png]
>>
>> I am sorry for my ignorance but what does the thousand-word-picture
>> actually said?
>
> I guess it said that if you were willing to shell a lot of $$$, you
> could buy proprietary font sets that let you write the same basic
> latin text in lots of slightly different ways, while being unable to
> use any language that needed more that the 26 basic latin letters.
>
> Of course not everyone has the same priorities.
>
> --
> Nicolas Mailhot
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