On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 13:58 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Matthias Clasen (mclasen(a)redhat.com) said:
> That still leaves the question if we want to do this switch like any
> other UI tweak, or tie it to the coming major UX change, the shell.
> Peoplea are very sensitive to font changes, so it might be easier to
> swallow it if comes coupled with an entirely new UX...
Also note that the shell (in my brief testing) completely ignores
the gnome2 default fonts settings. I'm guessing that's intentional, and
would have to be fixed by swapping the priority to make Droid the default
'sans' match in fontconfig.
No, it's not intentional - it really should be picking up the GNOME font
settings - just not implemented yet. But yes, currently you'd need to
change the fontconfig settings to see Droid in the shell.
There's one other note about Droid vs. Deja Vu Sans - which is that the
current GNOME Shell designs contain a lot of bold (including the top
panel) and Deja Vu Sans has a very BOLD bold which doesn't look good
when bolding more than a word or two. So if we stuck with Deja Vu Sans
we'd have to trim down the use of bold in the shell.