Ubuntu changing its look
Posted Mar 4, 2010 20:04 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: Ubuntu changing its look
Parent article: Ubuntu changing its look
Maybe he did use it as the starting point for his new point. Maybe not. I suppose you could ask
him. There hundreds of thousands san serif fonts all over the place. They all follow the same
basic structure and have similar elements.
Google'ng around for 'san serif' you can find lots of fonts that are very similar, but have
heights, shapes of the o's are all different, or thinknesses, or the 't' is different. So on and so
On these two fonts the opennings are different shapes. The letters go to different heights. The
't' is completely different. The 'U' is capitolized as Ubuntu is a proper noun, but in the font you
pointed out the capitalized versions are very different hieght and use different shapes then
the lower case ones. Notice how in order to get the horizontal line in the 't' to line up the other
guy had to make all the other lines in the fonts be offset from each other. The bottom of the
't' does not line up, neither does the top. So on and so forth. Not to mention they are
completely different shapes.
While the one you pointed out may have inspired the ubuntu font, there is no way that these
are the same ones. When the Ubuntu guy releases the ttf files for the font in a few weeks
then you will be able to have a more solid comparison.
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