Linux fonts on the web: CSS and font surveys

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The following web sites conduct public font surveys:
 
The following web sites conduct public font surveys:
* [http://taat.pl/typografia/webfonts/ Taat]: just works
 
 
* [http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-Unix.shtml Codestyle]: run the applet. Seems to detect TrueType fonts only
 
* [http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-Unix.shtml Codestyle]: run the applet. Seems to detect TrueType fonts only
 
* [http://www.visibone.com/font/tests.html Visibone]: accurate but a pig to run.
 
* [http://www.visibone.com/font/tests.html Visibone]: accurate but a pig to run.
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* [http://taat.pl/typografia/webfonts/ Taat]: sometime works
 
* [http://www.apaddedcell.com/web-fonts aPaddedCell]: post the result of '''fc-list|sort''' in the referenced [http://www.apaddedcell.com/contact webform].
 
* [http://www.apaddedcell.com/web-fonts aPaddedCell]: post the result of '''fc-list|sort''' in the referenced [http://www.apaddedcell.com/contact webform].
  
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Web fonts]]
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Web fonts]]

Latest revision as of 09:43, 19 February 2010

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

As noted on webspaceworks, web designers massively use « web safe » fonts which are not so safe under Linux (since they are proprietary and not included in free/libre distributions like Fedora).

To help fix this situation:

  • please ask your web designers friends to always use the W3C generic font families in their designs.
  • if they absolutely want to also reference real fonts, convince them to use free/libre-open fonts Fedora can ship, such as DejaVu, and not proprietary ones.
  • take the time to report the fonts installed on your system in font surveys. Make more web designers aware of the Linux font space.

The following web sites conduct public font surveys:


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