[Artwork] Plans for Ubuntu GNOME 14.04
aldomann.designs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 20:29:39 UTC 2013
I have a few changes in mind for the desktop appearance for the upcoming
version of Ubuntu GNOME.
- Ditch *Cantarell*. Cantarell, our default font, is a good typeface,
but it's not completely localisated (i.e., it's not available for all
alphabets) and it has legibility problems on small sizes (personally I
think <13pt). I truly belive *we should ship Driod Sans*. It's available
on the official repositories (*fonts-droid*) and it also offers a
mono-spaced version (which should be used in the terminal as well). Using
Droid Sans will allow us to ship a consistent desktop experience
independently of the installation language.
- *New default wallpaper*. Some people don't like very much the GNOME
Foot wallpaper. It's dark and it also somehow hides at first sight GNOME
Shell. With a more colourful wallpaper, the top bar will look more
prominent. This is what I have in mind
http://www.deviantart.com/art/GNOME-Mesh-414786193. I have talked with
Reda and he's fine about us using it.
Now, both changes are quite easy to implement. The counterpart is that
GNOME Shell would require to patch the font in the *.css* file.
*What do you think about this proposal?*
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