[Fontconfig] Heads up: Droid fonts update in Rawhide

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Sun Jul 15 23:00:57 PDT 2012

> On 07/15/2012 06:01 PM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>>>> C. I tried to dispatch the Arabic variants in the Latin family they
>>>> were
>>>> >> designed to complement, but I may have misunderstood the design
>>>> info
>>>> >> available online.
>>> >
>>> > Please clarify 'dispatch' :-)
>> Kufi with Sans (masquerading as the Arabic block of Droid Sans) and
>> Naskh
>> with Serif the same way (see the long fontconfig ruleset I referenced)
>> http://www.29arabicletters.com/foundry/?m=1-1-1&fid=26
>> states Naskh was designed to complement Serif
>> and
>> https://code.google.com/p/chromium-os/issues/detail?id=17382
>> that chromium uses Kufi with Sans
> That may have been the case, but it is my personal understanding that we
> should dispatch Naskh with both Sans and Serif.  Kufi is a horrible font
> for
> body text.

So make kufi a separate family and keep the old droid sans arabic for
sans? Or is it also horrible in some way?


Nicolas Mailhot

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