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Re: F8 Features pdf



Martin Sourada wrote:
First I don't like the fonts - the comic one has too narrow letters (I
prefer wider ones, maybe even rather sans or serif than comic, try e.g.
URW Gothic), the serif one is strange (it's DejaVu, isn't it?). Is it
intended for print or for screen? If for print, set the serif font to
something nicer, I'd maybe use some of the URW set (seems that URW
Bookman could be nice). I'd also use smaller fonts for chapters - I
usually use about 20 % bigger font than that of previous levels (e.g.
12pt for text, 17pt for chapters and 14pt for Sections). Or, if you want
to look it techy, you can use the fonts from the Computer Modern set
that are used by TeX.
I changed the feature titles to URW Gothic 17 pt, and the body text to URW Bookman.
Yes it was DejaVu at first, and the feature titles were MgModata.
As for the layout, I think it's too tight. First I'd use wider page
borders (about 1 inch each) and I would use wider space between the
columns (maybe something between 1 cm and 0.5 in). I am aware that these
changes will result in growing of the size (as how much paper is
needed), but nicer looking text.
I've always had a history of making layouts too tight, so I'll work on that as well. For the borders part, you'd like to see 1in margins? I can certainly adjust the gap between the columns though.
Oh, and I just noticed, dunno for sure, but it could be good to turn
words division on, or at least work a little on the text to avoid over
too big spaces like in the 'learn more at' line (before
http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/FEL/).
The gaps are caused by the use of justification alignment. Not sure where Word Division is but I haven't browsed all the menus yet.
Also I noticed, one of the hyperlinks is set in bold while the rest is
set using standard glyphs, you should use bold (or italics) for all.
Minor detail that I would have needed pointed out sooner or later, thanks for reminding me.

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