[PD] font issues/questions, and also discrepancies between operating systems

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 17:24:05 CET 2020

Em dom., 26 de jan. de 2020 às 10:59, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com>

> Perhaps this can be taken care just by mentioning
> in the documentation somewhere (if you don't have times/helvetica
> installed, similar fonts are loaded).
> It could be added to the existing font/README.txt:
> https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/blob/master/font/README.txt

yup, seems like a good place to do this.

By the way, it says I can get other fonts by using quotes, such as in  pd
-font-face "Zapf Dingbats"

but using quotes doesn't work for me when trying to load a font like "Times
New Roman", it'll only understand "Times" and ignore the rest. Moreover, it
screws up when trying to open Starup again, as it can't really.

> It doesn't seem worth doing more than
> that and trying to ship the same group of 3 fonts like we're doing with
> dejavu, right?
> We could do that by shipping DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Serif
> https://dejavu-fonts.github.io
> "DejaVu Serif", "Times New Roman", Times, serif
> "DejaVu Sans", Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
> Or, alternatively, choose a "safer fonts" than Helvetica and Times but I
> feel that will still not guarantee as close a match as using the exact same
> font on all platforms. As we have seen, it's working relatively well with
> DejaVu Sans Mono.
> --------
> Dan Wilcox
> @danomatika <http://twitter.com/danomatika>
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