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Re: Font rendering slightly degraded in recent rawhide

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 14:00 +0100, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
>> Adam Williamson wrote:
>> > And why the hell are you still using Luxi Mono, anyway? that thing went
>> > out with the ark...
>> I'm not the person you are posing your question to, but I use Luxi Mono
>> and can give you an answer:
>> "Because it is a wonderful serif mono font. Can you suggest me an
>> alternative? It looks like mono => sans nowadays."
> I'm a big member of the 'fonts are subjective' bandwagon, but I'm
> _really_ surprised that anyone would consider the Luxi fonts to look
> better than the DejaVu ones. DejaVu is just a far more polished font
> set, which is why it was chosen by all major distros to replace Luxi
> years ago. You're literally the first person I've come across who seems
> to prefer the appearance of Luxi. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose,
> I'm just surprised =)

Here's another one, if you like to :-)
I've been a big fan of Luxi fonts from the days of RedHat 8.0. They
make my day when I look at the terminal or glance through a code
snippet. I did even contact Mr. Chuck Bigelow to find out any
possibility of licensing Luxi fonts under an open source license, when
Fedora decided to drop them. Today I use a locally built RPM (source
files grabbed from Xorg website) with a custom fontconfig file.

I must say, it's all a matter of preference :-)

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