usplash font suggestion

James Hall rio at x5g.com
Sun Apr 30 16:22:02 BST 2006


On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 15:08 +0200, Michiel Sikma wrote:
> Hi all. I'm new to this mailing list and Ubuntu development in general. 
> I'm not even really a programmer, but rather a designer.
> 
> I wanted to discuss the usplash font with you. Namely, I think that the 
> font is pretty bad; it looks like a vector font that was not designed to 
> be shown without anti-aliasing. Maybe it's possible at this point in 
> development to suggest a different one?
> 
> A pixel font might work in this instance, since there is no 
> anti-aliasing and the font is being displayed at a small size. An 
> example of what I mean can be seen here:
> 
> http://omega.avalanchestudios.net/personal/dropbox/ubuntu_usplash.png
> 
> Another thing that I'm wondering of: will usplash in future Ubuntu 
> releases discriminate between 4:3 and 16:10 screens? I've got a 
> widescreen which makes the usplash look stretched horizontally.
> 
> Anyway, I hope you get back to this message! Thanks.
> 
> Regards, Michiel
> 

I agree. The font needs replacing with something clearer. I'd rather
there wasn't any text *at all* unless there is a problem. No-one cares
that ALSA started up. They'd only care if it didn't start up. Maybe
write this text straight into a log instead (if it doesn't already.)



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