Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-04 Thread Art Hunkins
I very much hope that whatever UI design is settled on for the font configuration control panel that: 1) whatever needs to be clicked on will be large enough both for younger children and senior citizens; 2) the solution will include both an easy *and obvious* 1 up and 1 down option. In this

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-03 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Sayamindu Dasgupta sayami...@gmail.com wrote: It may make sense to allow setting of the font as well. While the default Sans may be good enough for most European scripts, it may cause problems for Arabic, Asian, South Asian scripts, etc. Sans usually resolves

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-02 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-01 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font selection and configuration. Fontconfig allows 'virtual fonts' which can combine the best parts of a number of font files. Please explain how this

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-01 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font selection and configuration.  Fontconfig allows 'virtual fonts' which can

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-01 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: selection of the font. If I remember right, there are about 14 scripts in active use around the world. For the record: The number of human languages is much larger than the number of systems for writing them down, but

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-30 Thread Albert Cahalan
Sayamindu Dasgupta writes: It may make sense to allow setting of the font as well. While the default Sans may be good enough for most European scripts, it may cause problems for Arabic, Asian, South Asian scripts, etc. Sans usually resolves to DejaVu Sans, etc, which often carry suboptimal

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-30 Thread Tim McNamara
2010/1/31 Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com Sayamindu Dasgupta writes: It may make sense to allow setting of the font as well. While the default Sans may be good enough for most European scripts, it may cause problems for Arabic, Asian, South Asian scripts, etc. Sans usually resolves to

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-30 Thread Luke Faraone
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:39, Tim McNamara paperl...@timmcnamara.co.nzwrote: It is released under an open font licence, however I remember hearing difficulties with typeface licencing GPL. The FSF doesn't state that the SIL OFL is incompatible with the GPL:

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-30 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: selection of the font. If I remember right, there are about 14 scripts in active use around the world. Ha! If only! Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font selection and configuration.

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-20 Thread Tomeu Vizoso
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 00:41, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: I prefer the first option ... and I'd also like an example of the font size shown; preferrably a few words that wrap. I agree with both points. Regards, Tomeu -- James Cameron http://quozl.linux.org.au/

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-20 Thread Sayamindu Dasgupta
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Tomeu Vizoso to...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 00:41, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: I prefer the first option ... and I'd also like an example of the font size shown; preferrably a few words that wrap. I agree with both points. It

[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-19 Thread Yevlempy(Harsh Verma)
Hi I am working on building the font configuring control panel, it will be a pygtk based control panel extension for handling the fonts. I have been working on few mockups for designing the font configuring control panel. There are three different kind of rough mockups i am giving here, with

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-19 Thread Gary C Martin
Hi Yevlempy, On 19 Jan 2010, at 19:22, Yevlempy(Harsh Verma) wrote: Hi I am working on building the font configuring control panel, it will be a pygtk based control panel extension for handling the fonts. Cool, thanks for volunteering! I have been working on few mockups for designing

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-19 Thread Art Hunkins
] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration Hi I am working on building the font configuring control panel, it will be a pygtk based control panel extension for handling the fonts. I have been working on few mockups for designing the font configuring control panel. There are three

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-19 Thread James Cameron
I prefer the first option ... and I'd also like an example of the font size shown; preferrably a few words that wrap. -- James Cameron http://quozl.linux.org.au/ ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org