[GRASS-dev] figuring out fonts - part 2

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sun Apr 29 18:01:15 EDT 2007

Michael Barton wrote:

> 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
> feasible?

Support for TrueType fonts requires the FreeType library, which is
currently an optional dependency.

That aside, most people will already have the Luxi font from the X.org

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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