Features/FontConfigurationTool

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Font Configuration Tool

Summary

This feature is to provide a tool for customizing fonts on the the GNOME Desktop. The user requirements of desktop fonts are diverse, no single configuration can satisfy all user requirements.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2012-01-19
  • Percentage of completion: 40%

Detailed Description

User requirements:

  • Preferred Fonts on Desktop.
    • User may specify the preferred fonts list for sans/serif/monospace/fantasy/cursive.
  • Use several languages on Gnome Desktop.
    • Some users prefer to use English locale, but also need to read some documents in other locale, such as Chinese, etc.
    • Gnome applications may fail to render Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese properly in English locale.
  • Tips for CIJK fonts.
    • Provide some informations to users about how to adjust fonts for CIJK.

Benefit to Fedora

This will make the Fedora desktop more convenient to use. Many users want to customize the desktop fonts, but lack the knowledge to do so, they will copy others' ~/.fonts.conf to his own home directory. With this tools, the users can customize more on fonts, without need to learn how to write fontconfig conf files.

Scope

  • Customize the sans/serif/monospace/fantasy/cursive fonts.
  • Customize the languages to be used in pango.
  • Tips for fonts usage.

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User Experience

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

Documentation

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