[Pharo-dev] About fonts (again)

Tudor Girba tudor at tudorgirba.com
Tue Apr 22 16:23:50 EDT 2014


Why is this buggy?

Right now, the meaning of the checkbox is to allow the user to have FT in
addition to bitmap fonts. That is why I say we should just drop the
checkbox altogether and we have solved a source of problems. We can rethink
the infrastructure for Pharo 4.

Doru


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 9:30 PM, stepharo <stepharo at free.fr> wrote:

>
> 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>wrote:
>
>>  2014-04-22 8:21 GMT+01:00 Tudor Girba <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
>>
>
>
>
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>
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>
>
>


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