[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r23378 - in trunk/mythtv/themes by danielk

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Mon Feb 1 22:21:21 UTC 2010

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Monday 01 Feb 2010 15:05:16 Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> Is Arial a no-no from a font standpoint?  Are we basically looking for free
>> alternatives (which I certainly understand).
> It hasn't been in the past, but it has a distinct disadvantage in that it's 
> not installed by default on any distros. We don't warn users when they are 
> using a font which doesn't match what was intended so they'd tend to assume 
> that all the text overruns are down to sloppy design.
> I made a genuine mistake in designing Terra around Arial when I'd intended to 
> find an open source alternative. DejaVu Sans is commonly suggested as a 
> replacement for Arial but it's metrics are different, characters are subtly 
> wider and longer strings no longer fit the areas allotted to them.
> N.B. Although I have the liberation font package installed, I don't have 
> Thorndale and I've never seen it either.

my research lead me to believe that thorndale is a montype font which 
costs €27 to purchase

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