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Re: installing more fonts by default for better international coverage

Le Ven 24 août 2007 14:58, Bill Crawford a écrit :
> On 23/08/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
>> IMHO:
>> - bitmap fonts should be optional except for languages like chinese
>> who
>> really want them
>> - hardware has been using a ~100doi resolution for years. Drop the
>> 75dpi
>> variant
> Except for all those people with ~85dpi LCD panels who don't want the
> fonts to be too big? :)

"All those people" - windows defaults have been 96 dpi for years and
hardware has mostly reflected this (one could talk of all the laptop
users with 125dpi+ screens too)

> Seriously, for *some* purposes, a well tuned bitmap can look far
> better than something rendered from a vector font at small sizes.
> Especially with e.g. oriental glyphs.

That's a reason to keep the files in the distro, not to install them
by default.

Nicolas Mailhot

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