On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Greg Grossmeier <greg(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
<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
cc'ing the Design list :)
Update on this: after discussing with Greg, Jared, etc. I've edited
wikitech Deployments calendar to reflect a longer term goal of mid to late
March at the earliest.
The calls from Greg, Kaldari, Nemo and others for better documentation are
100% correct, and it's something we should do before we move to merge
anything from the typography refresh in to Vector proper. There's a better
FAQ and more in development by the design team, but getting that out and
properly translated in just a week is not realistic. Overall the continued
discussion on Wikitech-l suggestions to me that doing this by the 27th
would be a rush job.
Note that there was a small update to the feature on Friday, which removed
the max-width restriction and tweaked some padding. I'd encourage anyone
who hasn't tried the beta feature in a few weeks to give it another shot.
We'll update Typography Refresh and the accompanying Talk page on