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Best faces ever
Posted Mar 26, 2009 18:29 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Posted Mar 29, 2009 12:37 UTC (Sun) by evgeny (guest, #774)
E.g. Arial from corefonts. Among free fonts DejaVu is best, IMHO (again, I consider fonts that have English+Russian+Hebrew codepages as the minimum).
> Can you help improve those glyphs?
I'm afraid not. The glyphs are actually nice, when you look/need large sizes only. However, at ~12pt and below they start to look ugly. First, there is a general issue of serif/sans serif on low-resolution devices such as our current displays (see some comments below). Second, e.g. Hebrew glyphs have less straight-line components and more curvatures, which only exaggerates the problem. Maybe more work on antialiasing/hints/... can reduce the unpleasant effects, I don't know...
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