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CLOSED  Task #357  -  Add a monospace (console) font that looks good in small sizes
Posted Aug 06, 2012 - updated Nov 21, 2013   Shortlink:
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Issue description
To be used for small text that needs to be readable. Maybe also a non-monospace font.

I quite like the DejaVu / Bitstream Vera / Liberation font families (all three quite similar: DejaVu = Bitstream Vera + more symbols, Liberation has almost the same glyphs but in my experience worse hinting) and they are all available on many linux distributions.

If no one objects DejaVu will be the one I'll use for the monospace font. For the non-monospace one we might want to use a font that still looks similar to the AF font "Hansa, Regular" but is readable at small sizes.

We should package the font ourselves in so that it is universally available on all platforms, but also allow to omit it as a build option and then load it from the system fonts - at least under linux where we can ensure that it's installed.

Comment posted by
 Daniel Scharrer
Nov 21, 14:31
DejaVu Sans Mono was added some time ago.

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