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Little things that matter in language design
Is there a reason that awesome serif fonts keep coming up (Linux Libertine,
Gentium) but nothing happens on the sans serif front since Bitstream Vera /
Best faces ever
Posted Mar 26, 2009 17:22 UTC (Thu) by jpetso (guest, #36230)
Posted Mar 26, 2009 19:42 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
Serif fonts are easier to read, but only on mediums that can render them in fine enough detail. Which today pretty much means they're only good in print or for very large font sizes.
DPI on a few devices is getting to around the 200 range. Once consumer monitors are close to the 300 DPI range I imagine many people will end up preferring serif fonts.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 10:05 UTC (Fri) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
If you want new fonts the font-producing community needs to grow and the supporting (legal, software) environment improve to reduce inefficiencies. Also, regular and reliable font production would probably require companies and organisations that rely on libre/open fonts to sponsor (=pay) people to work on them full time all year round. None of the major libre/open software you use is created fully by unpaid hobbyists and the same considerations apply to major digital works like fonts.
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