[squeak-dev] looks evolution

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Apr 23 13:39:33 UTC 2010

On 23.04.2010, at 14:08, Tim Felgentreff wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 12:48 +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote: 
>> On 23.04.2010, at 12:04, Tim Felgentreff wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-04-21 at 22:56 +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote: 
>>>> One oversight we had in 4.1 is that the buttons still have an ugly font - was that intentional?
>>>> - Bert -
>>> I actually found that a regression. My buttons used to look fine pretty
>>> much up until the release.
>> You probably changed them in your image, but not the default. That still uses a fuzzy TTF instead of the pretty bitmap ones.
>> I suggested as much a month ago (see below) but since you were doing the "looks" I did not push my preference.
>> - Bert -
> Oops, sorry, that must have gotten lost...
> Should we keep the defaults as is or should Squeak adopt bitmap fonts
> all around? I would like to see the DejaVu Sans fonts everywhere...
> -Tim

Well eventually I'd like us to switch to vector fonts on file, to support more than the latin-1 character set out-of-the-box. Possibly using the FreeType plugin, I think that is now in all VMs. We'd have to bundle some fonts with the release though. The Unicode plugin would be another option (I just got word from John Maloney that we could use it under MIT) which even does glyph-shaping IIUC (necessary for some scripts like Arabic or Devanagari) on Mac, Win, and Unix platforms.

Until then, the aa-bitmap fonts are the best-looking we have, so yes, I think that should be the default throughout for now.

- Bert -

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