[Desktop13.04-Topic] Typography (use of fonts) in Ubuntu's interface

Adolfo Jayme Barrientos fitoschido at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 10 12:18:01 UTC 2012

I’m sooo looking forward to this :-) Currently GTK+ messes things up
when you have Ubuntu Medium installed, the Bold weight dissappears
from the font selector dialog, as well as other weird things I haven’t
fully investigated yet.

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:49 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:
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> For the past few months, Canonical designers have been working on
> recommendations to improve the way Ubuntu uses fonts.
> These recommendations cover things like the default font size, a
> family of sizes for different purposes, use of bold and italics,
> hinting of the Ubuntu font, spacing in controls, line length and
> layout of common window types, and changes to default components in
> Ubuntu.
> Implementing these recommendations would involve code in many
> components, including GTK, the default themes, Unity, the file
> manager, and other default applications.
> We will also provide guidelines for application developers on how to
> use fonts to fit in with Ubuntu typographically.
> At UDS we would like to present a draft of these recommendations and
> guidelines, and invite feedback both from Ubuntu developers and
> application developers.
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