[IAEP] http://www-testing.sugarlabs.org/

,Josh williams joshcwilliams at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 14:32:59 EST 2009

Hi Nate,

I agree with you completely, actually I'd have to say that you're 
preaching to the choir; I'm a huge fan of Helvetica. I've been meaning 
to check that film out.  I've heard mixed reviews, but I think it's 
something I'd enjoy.

I just think embedding a clone to replace a clone is overkill.



Nate Ridderman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM, ,Josh williams 
> <joshcwilliams at gmail.com <mailto:joshcwilliams at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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
>     here
>     http://jontangerine.com/log/2008/10/font-face-in-ie-making-web-fonts-work
>     .
>     Josh
> Arial is a bastard step-child of Helvetica. It's not nearly as good in 
> my opinion. If you have a chance to watch the documentary on Helvetica 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica_%28film%29>, I highly 
> recommend it. It touches on this subject, but is very interesting in 
> general.
> Thanks for the link. I didn't realize the state of embedding fonts was 
> as complex as this. I plan to read more and see if there is a workable 
> solution or combination of solutions.
> Nate
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