Am Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012, 22:43:11 schrieb
current fontconfig configuration sets the highest priority for
Microsoft font. If user install them (i.e. Times New Roman, Arial,
Consolas) they will be set as _default_ for respectively families
(sans-serif, sans, monospace). Why do we promote Microsoft fonts
instead support open fonts, shipped with system?
I propose to downgrade those fonts. Thanks to this, we keep our
default font settings but those MS fonts will be still available for
Whats Your point of view in this case?
Are you sure that the free fonts have the same quality – even if
anti-aliasing is disabled? I remember ugly characters with free fonts
unless I would use bitmap fonts and that's a no-go IMHO. My suggestion is:
Set the best quality fonts as default. Those that do not want to use MS
fonts simply do not install them. There was a reason to prefer those fonts
and AFAIR it was quality or lack thereof regarding the free fonts.
The goal is: to not set those fonts as _default_ and not to get them rid off .
Why Joe when install i.e. Consolas font should get it set as default monospace
font? Maybe he want's only to use it in a single program?