[Pharo-dev] About fonts (again)

stepharo stepharo at free.fr
Tue Apr 22 15:30:34 EDT 2014

On 22/4/14 14:19, Tudor Girba wrote:
> I do not see what this has to do with anything.
> Right now we are offering the possibility to not be able to load 
> FreeType fonts and this leads to buggy behavior when the user starts 
> playing with that toggle.

In fact this is buggy even without that. The system reports strike and 
freetype fonts when we are in ft mode :(

> I fail to see why we need the option in the first place. All I am 
> saying is that we should remove the option from the settings browser 
> and simply have the freetype fonts enable all the time. This means 
> that you will still be able to load the bitmap fonts without problems 
> just like before.
> And it is our (as builders of Pharo) responsibilities to design. The 
> user can say if he likes it or not and in our case can even try to 
> contribute. But, this does not take the design responsibility from our 
> shoulders.
> Doru
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Sergi Reyner <sergi.reyner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:sergi.reyner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     2014-04-22 8:21 GMT+01:00 Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com
>     <mailto:tudor at tudorgirba.com>>:
>         I am not arguing for dropping of bitmap fonts at all. I am
>         only arguing for removing the option of not having freetype.
>         People on slow devices will still be able to use the bitmap fonts.
>         Is that wrong?
>     Well, look at it this way: who should be able to have the final
>     word on what side of the speed/prettiness dichotomy Pharo should
>     be: the user or the system?
>     Cheers,
>     Sergi
> -- 
> www.tudorgirba.com <http://www.tudorgirba.com>
> "Every thing has its own flow"

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