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Re: Fedora 7 CD Labels & Covers



Le dimanche 27 mai 2007 à 10:58 -0400, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> On Sat, 2007-05-26 at 12:19 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> 
> > 
> > A very crude way to assess a font is to upload it on
> > http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/font/custom.htm read the glyph
> > count and look at the glyph matrix. A much better indicator would be the
> > language support coverage matrix DejaVu publishes with every release but
> > its generator needs fontconfig sources and fonts in sfd format (IIRC) so
> > it's not useful for the average artists. We really need a tester tool
> > that would do the same on any on-disk ttf/otf font.
> > 
> > Anyway, some result for F7 common FLOSS fonts:
> > - DejaVu Sans/Serif: 4538/1939
> > - DejaVU LGC Sans/Serif: 3532/1881
> > - Linux Libertine: 2274
> > - Gentium: 1699
> > - Liberation Sans/Serif: 668/661
> > - Vera Sans/Serif: 268
> 
> Please, don't fall in the "coverage rathole" as Owen likes to call it.
> There are more important qualities of a font that covering as much as
> possible of Unicode.

That's a very US-centric view and one reason we almost had a Greek
revolt a few releases back.

I suppose I should make pretty labels like Owen. "redneck guetto" comes
to mind.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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