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[XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font

I would finally like to fix the default/current font issue for the 0.7 
release. See http://bugzilla.xara.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1111

Are there any objections to the strategy described there? Changing the 
current font to whatever the host system thinks is closest to Arial 
would finally stop "Arial (missing)" from being shown initially in the 
text tool on systems without Arial. Charles, ISTR that when I first 
suggested this change a long time ago you were not too happy with it 
and even thought it was even a good thing for users to see the "Arial 
missing" font name?

The consequences of the current font being different from the default 
font are that even when the user never changes font and just clicks 
and types, each text object will get its own typeface attribute 
stating the font that is used - which is a good thing because the 
document might later be loaded on a different machine that has both 
Arial and the font used in the document, and then, we certainly do 
want the same font to be used that was used when creating the