WineHQ: Default font

James Liggett jrliggett at
Tue Aug 16 20:36:26 CDT 2005

I agree. Bitstream Vera looks awful with antialiasing turned off. (using
Freetype bytecode interpreter) I've been wishing that the font be
changed to something more generic (I also thing Arial would work good)
for about a year now.


On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 02:57 +0200, Christian Britz wrote:
> Hi all,
> I noticed a little possibility to improve with very
> little effort:
> I am talking about the default font for the website.
> if you look at you will easily
> see that the default font is "bitstream vera sans", followed by
> "verdana" and "arial" if vera is not available.
> Despite the fact that MS might be considered evil by some kids, Verdana
> and Arial look _much_ better and professional than Vera.
> I even removed Vera from my system just tomake the homepage look better
> and mor profesional.
> I would suggest that the responsible people switch the default font to
> Arial, which is also available on most Unix systems.
> No Offence meant!
> Regards,
> Christian

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