Apple fonts in 3.7?
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Fri Feb 20 09:35:10 UTC 2004
can someone tell me the time to design a new font?
On 20 févr. 04, at 06:39, Doug Way wrote:
> On Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 08:48 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> The punctuation characters in the default font are *really* off -
>> just look
>> at ":=" and watch how bad the weight, the spacing, and the match of
>> characters are. Really, the default font is unusable for programming
>> actually spent a couple of minutes trying to find an extra
>> which crept in before I wanted to get the NY font back). If anything
>> at least have a code font that's usable for programming!
> I agree that the weight/spacing problems in the punctuation characters
> are pretty severe.
> But this shouldn't be *too* hard to fix with some tweaking, as Duane
> suggested. If we could at least fix the Accuny font (the default code
> font), I think we'd be okay for 3.7.
> If anyone's interested in helping with this, try using Boris
> Gaertner's MorphicFontEditor package to edit & save the fonts:
> Hmm, although one additional problem which should be fixed is that
> Accuny-9 and Accuny-10 both have the same "size" (of 9 I think), which
> causes problems for the font editor. (And this also makes the line
> spacing the same for both fonts, which seems wrong anyway... the
> larger font should take up more vertical space.)
>>> Now, there were also the Comic bitmap fonts which were removed, which
>>> did not really have a close equivalent in the Accufonts... you may be
>>> referring more to these. (The replacement used for these was Accujen,
>>> which is at least sans-serif.)
>> Whoever decided to use that replacement most certainly never used
>> (which is the only place where it was consistently used). Well,
>> somehow it
> Yeah, I'm not sure what to do about that. It's sort of tempting to
> just add the Comic font back in, since it doesn't really cause any
> problems related to Squeak-L. Just a matter of whether we want
> non-free-but-maybe-still-legal fonts in the release.
> - Doug
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