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Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Posted Jul 22, 2010 12:05 UTC (Thu) by nicooo (guest, #69134)
Parent article: Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

I can see how an open model would help with feedback. However, a font with too many contributors would only work for the ransom note industry.


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Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Posted Jul 22, 2010 12:48 UTC (Thu) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

... if, by that, you mean a font where all patches are automatically accepted & merged without review or quality control. That's hardly different than what you'd get suggesting the same approach on any other sort of project.

Nate

Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Posted Jul 22, 2010 19:47 UTC (Thu) by nicooo (guest, #69134) [Link]

Replace "font" with "sculpture", "song" or "painting".

Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Posted Jul 23, 2010 7:19 UTC (Fri) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454) [Link]

But a font is not pure art. It is largely a technical object (see all the text rendering bugs for poor fonts)

And the font creators that howl as soon as one proposes an open font creation process are the first to use trainees to complete their font behind the scenes (complete meaning adding the hundreds of glyphs needed for an i18n font once the glamourous ascii design part is done)

Ubuntu's font beta sparks discussions about open font development

Posted Jul 23, 2010 16:47 UTC (Fri) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

I'm not sure what you're trying to communicate there, nicooo. If you're disagreeing with my preceding comment, then you're saying a leaderless "crowdsourced" painting or sculpture would look _good_, and I'm neither convinced that's true nor do I think anyone has asserted something to that effect.

Nate


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