joshcwilliams at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 13:54:47 EST 2009
In my experience, most fonts in Windows look bad anyway. I don't think
it would be worth the effort embed a helvetica clone, arial is already a
clone of helvetica. However, when firefox 3.1 comes out embedding fonts
is something to consider. There's an outstanding article on the subject
Sean DALY wrote:
> Some information about free/libre fonts: http://www.unifont.org
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Christian Marc Schmidt
> <schmidt at pentagram.com> wrote:
>>> Adding to the visual problems is that I don't have Helvetica installed on my
>>> machine. I think I'm getting the standard, ugly Arial that comes with Windows.
>>> Perhaps we can embed a Creative Commons licensed Helvetica clone in the site?
>> Thanks for your feedback, Nate. Installing Helvetica is a great idea. Can we
>> get an open source license?
>>>> 3. It never says what Sugar is. "Sugar is a computer operating
>>>> environment for students, designed to replace or complement existing
>>>> desktop user interfaces." The website never states anything plainly,
>>>> opting instead for this long list of dull incomplete aphorisms, which link
>>>> to phrases that are _still_ not valid sentences. Even aggregating all the
>>>> information in that list, I would not be able to tell you what Sugar is.
>>> I agree that there needs to be a promintently displayed page that attempts to
>>> describe Sugar in a few paragraphs. I find the current list of ...sentences...
>>> to be very intimidating for some reason. People aren't used to reading content
>>> organized like this.
>> I think we can work on making these keyphrases more succinct and meaningful.
>> In essence, they attempt to describe Sugar dynamically (through the contents
>> of the site) without the need for a static mission statement. If you have
>> any thoughts on better keyphrases, please let us know!
>>> Finally, let me say thanks to the folks who have worked on the site. It may
>>> not be perfect but it's a great step in the right direction.
>> Christian Marc Schmidt
>> schmidt at pentagram.com
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