Fonts in the Graphics Meta
imag1narynumber at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 21 15:09:12 BST 2009
> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:22:20 -0700
> Subject: Re: Fonts in the Graphics Meta
> From: afterthebeep at gmail.com
> To: ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 5:21 PM, imag1nary
> number<imag1narynumber at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:21:15 -0700
> >> Subject: Fonts in the Graphics Meta
> >> From: afterthebeep at gmail.com
> >> To: ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> >> Hey everyone,
> >> I was up late working on a poster and for the life of me couldn't find
> >> the perfect font for the job. That's when I did an 'apt-cache search
> >> font' and realized that there's a massive cornucopia of font packages
> >> in the repositories awaiting my install. That's when I thought to
> >> myself: "Self, why aren't these font packages part of the Ubuntu
> >> Studio graphics meta package?"
> >> I think it would be organizationally best (if the list concurs that
> >> fonts in the graphics package would be good) to have a font meta
> >> package that is in turn a dependency of the graphics meta (simply
> >> because the sheer number of font packages would clutter the graphics
> >> package if added directly). The other question on my mind is "would
> >> it be okay to include non-free fonts in this meta?" and for that I
> >> turn the floor over to those more experienced...
> >> -Eric Hedekar
> > I agree that this is a good idea. I also agree with Cory K. in that only
> > the free fonts would be bundled. And of course, those are the ones that
> > should be used for paying gigs anyhow. :-)
> > ~ imag1narynumber
> As for that list of fonts, there are a number of "traditional
> japanese" or other similar language-specific fonts that I noticed when
> searching the other night. Should these be included in the font meta
> or should we stick to western lettered fonts (I know there's a proper
> name for these)?
IMO including these would reduce the efficiency of this concept. If they were included I'd just have to take the time to go through and un-install them. I haven't tried to read kanji in quite some time.
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