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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font

Look at the 1111 bug report. The original change that I described in the
bug report (as we'd agreed in our meeting) was that we should change
both the current and default fonts. In the last comment entered by
Martin on that bug report, he explains why changing the default font is
not a good idea and suggests we change only the current font. That seems
to make sense to me.

So I didn't quite understand Alex's comment. Alex, do you mean that you
still think we should change the default font too, despite the problem
Martin describes?

Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding something here.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Behalf Of Charles Moir
> Sent: 27 July 2006 11:17
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font
> Er, so as I understand it, Alex and me came agreed with your (Neil)
> original proposal (and I thought what we all agreed around the table),
> and now you agree with Martin's new proposal instead.
> Er, I'm confused.
> Charles
> ________________________________
> 	From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neil Howe
> 	Sent: 27 July 2006 11:13
> 	To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 	Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font
> 	Yes I think Martin's right that we shouldn't change the default
> font. So please go ahead and change the current font only and then
> can be closed I think. It's changing the current font that will solve
> the main problem here.
> 	Neil
> 	________________________________
> 		From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Moir
> 	Sent: 27 July 2006 10:42
> 	To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 	Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font
> 	I can't recall the exact ins and outs of the debate now, but I
> do know this was discussed around the table here with the Phil, Alex,
> Gerry etc (one of the few times we were physically in the same
> and that Neil's suggested solution (i.e. 1st message in the bug
> was the preferred conclusion at the time.
> 	This still stops the Arial missing message appearing (except
> when it's used and really missing). So is there a downside with this
> solution?
> 	Charles
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Alex Bligh
> 	Sent: Thu 27/07/2006 10:27 AM
> 	To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 	Cc: Alex Bligh
> 	Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font
> 	Martin Wuerthner wrote:
> 	> 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
> 	> document.
> 	Yes. I prefer the strategy described by Neil in the original bug
> 	Alex