[haiku-commits] Re: r33992 - haiku/trunk/data/system/data/fonts/ttfonts

  • From: Stefano Ceccherini <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:48:48 +0100

2009/11/11 Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On the topic of fonts I also think it might be nice to add the Droid
> fonts from Android
> (http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/frameworks/base.git;a=tree;f=data/fonts;hb=HEAD),
> or at least see how they look on Haiku. If anyone has tried them let
> me know.
> In addition I also think it would be good to integrate my Microsoft
> Font Installer [1] or something similar into the Haiku installer, so
> we can have Verdana and the other fonts. Or it could be added as an
> optional package.

> Unless someone is opposed to this I will eventually try to add this
> since I think these fonts will improve the web browsing experience.
> --
> Regards,
> Ryan

Watch out with fonts, as they increase the disk occupation in a
sensible manner. VL Gothic + VL PGothic, for example, are almost eight
(8) MBs. To be fair, western fonts aren't that big usually, but if we
start like "hey, let's add xyz font since it's cool" we will end up
wasting a lot of space. It would be better to keep them as optional

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