Hoary fonts

H. C. Brugmans hcbrugmans at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 04:15:23 CST 2005

Danilo Šegan wrote:

>Today at 1:20, H. C. Brugmans wrote:
>>On a related issue, why are all these weird fonts installed by default?
>What's wrong with supporting more languages?
>Does those 50MB (if even that much unpacked) really make too much of a
>problem for you on a basic desktop system (not "space-saver" version,
>where you'd strip many other things first)? 
>Anyway, some of this seems to be going to package-per-language soon,
>so your concerns will be addressed then.
My problem is not that they are supported. I agree that you do not build 
an OS just for western-world-english-language 
white-upperclass-with-an-iq-over-150 as a target group, however, these 
two packages, and those that give support for chinese/japanese, add like 
30-40 fonts to my openoffice which I cannot even read.
I have worked with Office xp and office 2003 in the last week, and 
compared to OO.org these are horrific to work in. Openoffice is nice and 
clean, easy to use, and non-cluttered, exept for that whole bunch of 
fonts that are in that list.

I would like to be able to have the choice to have them on my system or 
not. It should not be that hard to allow these and other fonts to be 
uninstallable, or to hide them from Openoffice so that I can there list 
the fonts that I actually use.

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