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#1 2018-03-31 23:00:29

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Sans-Serif Font Update

As part of the final stages of development before the Helium release, the BunsenLabs Team has been conducting a thorough examination of the typographical possibilities for the new version.

The default fonts (and in particular sans-serif) are of utmost importance because they form part of the first impression and can be critical for, eg, DistroWatch reviews.

In recognition of this fact, we have made the bold decision to change the default sans-serif font to Comic Sans (the Microsoft version).

Our research indicates that the design paradigms of this much-maligned font are second-to-none and it has the added advantage of being more readable for those with dyslexia.[1]

I have just made the necessary changes in our github page:

https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-co … diff=split

The package maintainers are away over the Easter holiday so to apply the changes manually simply edit the file at ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf so that it looks like this:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Bunse … fonts.conf

Then install the font package:

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Check with:

alpine:~$ fc-match sans 
comic.ttf: "Comic Sans MS" "Regular"
alpine:~$

And here's how it should look afterwards:

2018-03-31-220606_1272x752_scrot.th.png

^ Absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure you'll all agree cool

[1] https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/sad-but-tr … dyslexics/


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#2 2018-03-31 23:17:38

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

^+1, looks great, and usability is key.

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#3 2018-04-01 00:30:33

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

As long as it's not Helvetica.

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#4 2018-04-01 04:09:49

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

A clear and simple fraktur style would give the distro more unique and serious look. Over-the-hill gang would also approve.
edit: See yourself.
scrot-april-f.th.png

Last edited by nore (2018-04-01 04:33:25)

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#5 2018-04-01 04:35:35

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

I do think wingdings would have been a much better choice.


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#6 2018-04-01 05:22:37

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

nore wrote:

A clear and simple fraktur style would give the distro more unique and serious look. Over-the-hill gang would also approve.
edit: See yourself.
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/04/01/scrot-april-f.th.png

That font makes me want to drink German beer.  roll

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#7 2018-04-01 05:38:24

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

tknomanzr wrote:
nore wrote:

A clear and simple fraktur style would give the distro more unique and serious look. Over-the-hill gang would also approve.
edit: See yourself.
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/04/01/scrot-april-f.th.png

That font makes me want to drink German beer.  roll


Could be worse, you could be drinking Double Brown from NZ.....or worse yet, Budweiser.


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#8 2018-04-01 05:44:25

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

I love it. Happy Easter.

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#9 2018-04-01 06:57:54

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

nore wrote:

A clear and simple fraktur style would give the distro more unique and serious look. Over-the-hill gang would also approve.
edit: See yourself.
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/04/01/scrot-april-f.th.png

I must admit that is a very Gothic like font.  You need some very old school My Dying Bride playing while using that font. I'd also expect you to be sipping red wine from a gold goblet.


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#10 2018-04-01 10:19:22

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

I like it, but one may not forget religious users:

godkillskitten.th.jpg

I'd prefer "URW Chancery L bold italic" as it's modern, stylish, easy to read and it doesn't endanger kittens.

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#11 2018-04-01 12:50:35

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

Dear me, you folks are very good with us naughty developers — I was expecting outrage or perhaps dismay devil

Anyway, happy April Fools Day!


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#12 2018-04-01 13:38:55

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Re: Sans-Serif Font Update

This is hilarious! It was written so thoroughly, that if another font was mentioned I would not have checked the date.

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