[GRASS-dev] figuring out fonts - part 2

Daniel Calvelo dca.gis at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 20:35:30 EDT 2007

There are some Free/Libre TT fonts out there, of which the most
remarkable is Bitstream Vera. Any of those could be distributed within
GRASS. That would cover the FreeType lib case. One of the lucidas may
be all right as X or t1.

Is stroke font the minimal font support in GRASS? Anything default
between stroke and TT?


On 4/29/07, Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> 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
> packages.
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