[rrd-developers] Re: The font search
ronald at vitagreen.com
Mon Jan 21 01:53:55 MET 2002
I do agree that a decent looking font in rrd graphs is necessary. But it is
best to include a way to use a font the user desires. Sometimes the graph
are official and need to be formal, but sometimes we go the other way round
Maybe adding external support for truetype fonts?
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From: "Tobias Oetiker" <oetiker at ee.ethz.ch>
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Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 5:54 AM
Subject: [rrd-developers] The font search
> I have been hunting for a good highquality font to use in rrdtool
> as a default font ... I have not been successful.
> 1) Most fonts even if they are 'gratis' have rather non'free
> 2) Apart from the Microsoft stuff I have not found any fonts which
> look decent at small sizes ...
> Any ideas for a hinted, Free, truetype font in a sanserif design ?
> Otherwhise I guess I will have to burden the user with finding a
> font when installing rrdtool ...
> I have looked at the fonts available in openoffice, and they look
> simply cheep ... I also looked at the (gratis) luxi fonts in xfree,
> and even though they are from B&H, the results on screen are
> abysmal ...
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