Thursday, 31 August 2023

Re: Atkinson Hyperlegible font [was: Idea: Let selection of default fonts be based on Noto]

On 2023-08-31 11:22, TJ wrote:
> On 30/08/2023 10:32, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> On 2023-07-14 17:13, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>>> On 2023-07-13 09:37, TJ wrote:
>>>> Could you consider including the visually-impaired friendly
>>>> Atkinson Hyperlegible Font?
>>> To me it looks like a reasonable font to make selectable in
>>> Ubuntu. But before that can be really considered, it would need
>>> to be packaged in a sensible way for Debian. Even if the
>>> Atkinson Hyperlegible font files are actually included in the
>>> texlive-fonts-extra package, they would need to be broken out
>>> into a separate package.
>> Package created:
>> Maybe that is sufficient. A user can do:
>> sudo apt install fonts-atkinson-hyperlegible
>> and pick Atkinson Hyperlegible in the web browser and/or Tweaks.
>> Otherwise, if we want to include it on the ISO, I'm assuming that
>> we should have a blessing from the desktop team before submitting a
>> MIR.
> Thank-you - that is really useful for visually impaired operators
> (and that includes those with reasonably good vision that is starting
> to go fuzzy at close range!).
> Being used in the installers (or an easily found Accessibility
> option) would be icing on the cake.

Hmm.. The installer is beyond the scope of my fonts overhaul project. :/

Without knowing, I would guess that the fonts used in the desktop
installer are determined by the flavor it installs. So in case of
standard Ubuntu it's probably the Ubuntu font for latin scripts, while
it may be Noto Sans for some of the flavors.

But I may be wrong. And in any case it may be possible to set the
installer font specifically. If you want to make such a request, one way
is an issue here:

> Having to hunt for such support often makes those needing it feel
> like second-class citizens yet for something like this there is very
> little, if any, down-side to everyone using this by default
> (especially in an installer where the defaults should cater for all
> use-cases where there is no opportunity to customise the early
> experience - particularly for newcomers and novices).


Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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