[GRASS-dev] figuring out fonts - part 2

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sun Apr 29 13:42:16 EDT 2007

It is a good thing that GRASS has a set of fonts that can be guaranteed to
be present, regardless of the system. These are the venerable stroke fonts.
But these fonts are ugly and hard to read. Romans just doesn¹t stand out
well in a scale or legend, for example, unless against a white background
and even then it is not clear at a distance for presentations.

So here is a question. Can GRASS ship with a better set of fonts? Can it
come with a minimal TrueType set, for example, that could be guaranteed
present regardless of the system? Or is this technically not realistically

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

phone: 480-965-6213
fax: 480-965-7671
www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton

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