On Apr 8, 2014 12:10 PM, "Isarra Yos" <zhorishna(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 08/04/14 06:57, S Page wrote:
> In https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/124475/
(go back to sans-serif)
> Legoktm claims "There was a consensus that listing only non-free fonts
acceptable", that's not my recollection. Was a bug ever filed?
Kaldari valiantly tried to put non-free fonts first, that caused bug
63512. Now as I understand it, we're back to:
* Mac users get Helvetica Neue
* Windows users get Arial unless they have Helvetica Neue (unlikely) or
Helvetica (I can't reproduce bug 63662)
* Linux users get whatever F/OSS font fontconfig supplies for the
well-known string "Helvetica", I get Nimbus Sans L
* Android users ?? (Nobody responded.)
Linux often gets arial. Anyone with wine will probably have it installed,
most will have wine even if they don't use it. It's not
necessarily a particularly good copy, either.
I have wine. However firefox on my linux seems to think Nimbus sans is a
good match for helvetica and displays that. Arial would look much better.
(This is just an aside, if it was only me having font issues, i would suck
it up and get over it. Im concerned with the larger context)