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We spend most of our computer time reading and writing text. Studies [http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ct/chi_p618.pdf show] that even the smallest improvement in fonts or font rendering produces huge benefits. The competition has [http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/print/5049 realised] it a long time ago.
  
 
Possible areas for improvement in font handling:
 
Possible areas for improvement in font handling:
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** [http://www.advogato.org/person/yosch/diary.html?start=13 Nicolas Spalinger's call]
 
** [http://www.advogato.org/person/yosch/diary.html?start=13 Nicolas Spalinger's call]
 
** [http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2008-August/msg00142.html another gtk-devel thread]
 
** [http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2008-August/msg00142.html another gtk-devel thread]
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** Support user control or OpenType features [http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=545510 gnome545510], [http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=547472 gnome547472]
 
** Fix it in OOo too: [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=79878 ooo79878]
 
** Fix it in OOo too: [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=79878 ooo79878]
 
* Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
 
* Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
 
* Font installation:
 
* Font installation:
** Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format)
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** Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, bundling of license text, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format.)
 
** If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see [[Features/AutomaticFontInstallation]]
 
** If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see [[Features/AutomaticFontInstallation]]
* Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
 
 
* Fix OOo:
 
* Fix OOo:
 
** Support CFF fonts [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=43029 ooo43029]
 
** Support CFF fonts [http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=43029 ooo43029]
 
** Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=16032 ooo16032], [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=78749 ooo78749]
 
** Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=16032 ooo16032], [http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=78749 ooo78749]
 
** Fix the font selection (see before)
 
** Fix the font selection (see before)
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* Add baseline table support to pango (align scripts in a line of text) for non-latin scripts [http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346419 gnome346419]
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* Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
 
* Fix the other problems identified [[Known_fonts_and_text_bugs|there]]
 
* Fix the other problems identified [[Known_fonts_and_text_bugs|there]]
  
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Desktop team ideas]]
 
{{:Fonts_SIG_signature}} [[Category:Fonts SIG|Desktop team ideas]]

Revision as of 11:16, 16 November 2008

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

We spend most of our computer time reading and writing text. Studies show that even the smallest improvement in fonts or font rendering produces huge benefits. The competition has realised it a long time ago.

Possible areas for improvement in font handling:

  • Modernize/complete the font selection/preview dialog. See:
  • Modernize the font tab in the appearance capplet
  • Font installation:
    • Make font installation easy. Packages may not be the best approach to fonts (packaging means minimal legal audit of the font, addition of human-friendly description and necessary fontconfig rules, bundling of license text, fc-cache automation, etc Doing it all elsewhere means creating another font-specific packaging format.)
    • If packages are the answer for now, at least make font installation automatic, see Features/AutomaticFontInstallation
  • Fix OOo:
    • Support CFF fonts ooo43029
    • Support OpenType features in TTF and CFF fonts ooo16032, ooo78749
    • Fix the font selection (see before)
  • Add baseline table support to pango (align scripts in a line of text) for non-latin scripts gnome346419
  • Implement side bearing deltas in cairo and pango (see http://osdir.com/ml/fonts.freetype.user/2007-03/msg00057.html)
  • Fix the other problems identified there


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