Ubuntu Linux - fun with fonts
geradamas at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 12:52:23 CDT 2006
I may be repeating a well-known fact - even if that be so, it should bear repeating:
I recently authored a silly little stack for kids to type words into fields on one of my Macs; set the standard font size in the fields to 36 . . . nothing mind-blowing
popped them on my Ubuntu boxes up at the language school and experience a lovely case of shrinking fonts!!!!
I had to set the font (vera bitstream something-or-other) for each field - then the text size was restored:
now . . . the funny thing about this was that I had no selected a field font on the Mac knowing that Mac fonts and Linux fonts work in rather different ways!
so - before anyone feels confident about authoring something on a PC running Mac OS or WIN; breath in and make damn sure you have a PC running Linux as an intermediary between your work and what you bung in the box for the end-user.
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
"Philosophical problems are confusions arising owing to the fluidity of meanings users attach to words and phrases."
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