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[Bug 244061] New UI::Glyph - Ballot
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  • Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 07:25:10 -0700 (MST)
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------- Comment #5 from sh@xxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-09 07:25 MST -------
Looking back on the past couple of years of using those glyphs, frankly I am
all against extending that concept any further. To the contrary, I'd rather
drop them today.

Please look at how many bugs those glyphs induced. With every release we had
another couple of "glyphs missing" bugs, sometimes even a couple dozen. Mike
Fabian can tell a lot of painful stories about that - he usually gets to fix
those font issues.

Glyphs sounded like a good idea at the time. But it did not pay off. It
backfired all the time. They are a lot more trouble than they are worth.

We should do other things to improve the looks. In Qt, we can use pixmaps and
icons; the concepts are there. IIRC the `Image() widget even has a fallback
text to be used for NCurses. This is the way to go.

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