[Fontconfig] Condensed generic ?

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Sep 25 08:38:39 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 11:28 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Hi,
> How about creating a condensed generic? The concept of having a tighter
> style than normal seems pretty culture-agnostic to me, and we already have
> several widely used fonts in this category.

"Condensed" is generally considered a typographical variation rather
than a characteristic of a face.

> Putting condensed fonts in serif or sans just seems broken to me. We don't
> put monospace serif fonts in serif

monospacing is a characteristic of a face though, you can't take a face
designed for normal proportional spacing and 'monospace it', while a
face can easily be 'condensed'.

keith.packard at intel.com
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