On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Greg Grossmeier
<quote name="Federico Leva (Nemo)"
date="2014-02-15" time="22:52:31 +0100">
And surely, before WMF/"MediaWiki" tell
the world that no free fonts
of good quality exist, there will be some document detailing exactly
why and based on what arguments/data/research the numerous free
alternatives were all rejected? Free fonts developers are an
invaluable resource for serving Wikimedia projects' content in all
languages, we shouldn't carelessly slap them in their face.
I just skimmed the entire thread again, and yes, this has been requested
a few times but no one from the WMF Design team has responded with that
analysis (or if would respond with an analysis). The first time it was
requested the person was told to ask the Design list, then the next
message CC'd the design list, but no response on that point.
I don't see much on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Typography_refresh
nor it's talk page. Nor
There wasn't an answer because the question is a fundamental
misunderstanding of the way CSS works and options that are within our
reach. The question isn't "are there good free fonts?" the question is
we deliver good free fonts to all users?". I'll try to help the UX team
document the answer better.
I may be part of the misunderstanding-of-how-things-work-in-font-land
contingent. Advice/clarity appreciated.
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