On 2013-10-27 12:37 PM, Steven Walling wrote:
Many FOSS communities have dealt with the trade off
great-looking fonts and freedom by commissioning foundries to get
their own free fonts. See also: Ubuntu, Android, and more. I've talked
to the design team about this idea, including perhaps getting a
foundry to donate a unique font stack in exchange for the publicity
they'd get. The trade-off is that it's extremely time consuming and
(if we don't get a donation) it's very expensive. That doesn't mean
it's not potentially worth it, but it's a big undertaking for the
design team. Not to mention the fact that we have very little
experience delivering webfonts to all users in a performant way.
I hereby open the
bikeshedding on whether we should call our new font
"MediaWiki" or "WikiMedia".
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/