[Pkg-fonts-devel] UW ttyp0 - a multiscript monospaced bitmap font family
dr at jones.dk
Wed Jul 13 15:04:50 UTC 2016
Quoting Bjørn Mork (2016-07-13 16:26:32)
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:
> > First step is to file an RFP: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1
> > That can be done by anyone - also an enthusiastic user or upstream
> > themselves.
> > When filed, the most efficient is to then refer to that bugreport,
> > every time discussing/encouraging its packaging for Debian.
> OK, I'll look into this. Unless someone else beats me to it, or Uwe
> wants to do it himself.
> >> In my opinion, UW ttyp0 is the best monospaced bitmap font family
> >> out there. And I'm not alone in that view, since I foud it by
> >> googling for good font recommendations.
> > Could you please share some URLs supporting that research of yours?
> Looks like I exaggerated this quite a bit. Those entries were from
> the author, so they don't really count for much...
> So I guess it's down to my recommendation, in case that still counts
> The font filled a hole for me at least. And I have been through most
> of what you get out of "xlsfonts -fn '*-m-*'" and "xlsfonts -fn
> '*-c-*'" on a Debian sid system with most of the packages matching
> "apt-file -l search /usr/share/fonts/X11" installed.
Your recommendation carry more weight if elaborating more.
* Which alternatives did you compare against and found inferior?
* Which criteria did you focus in in your comparison?
Here's my prioritized list of criteria:
* Speed: Rendering of vector-based fonts is too slow for me.
* Conservative: No slashed zero for me
* Legibility: I like my fonts crisp and relatively large.
* Coverage: I have a glyph fetish but only really need latin chars.
I have so far settled for terminus-18, but am curious to learn more how
it compares to alternatives by both objective and subjective measures.
> > What I found that seemed reasonably active maintained and
> > comparative (i.e. not slashdot-style) was
> > https://github.com/powerline/fonts which doesn't even mention tty0.
> Yes, there are lots of such good lists. The problem for me was that
> they "only" recommend Xft solutions. Which is natural since most use
> cases are limited to the client and server running on the same host.
Your ruling out Xft sounds like our needs are related. I am eager to
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