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Re: modal proportionality, redux

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: modal proportionality, redux
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 14:13:27 +0900 (JST)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:
> I tried the same font and found that `*' (asterisk) is too
> small and is not at the middle of the line, but at too high
> place.  I remember someone said the same thing.  And, I
> personally don't like that appearance.

Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> My problem wasn't so much with the dash but with the * which is really
> barely visible.  So I agree that a proportional font would be better,
> but Helvetica doesn't cut it.
> Actually, looking at the few standard fonts I have installed, I'd
> say that the only proportional font whose asterisk is acceptable
> is Lucida.

[actually, times has a very nice asterisk, but I assume we're sticking
 with sans-serif fonts here]

I also think lucida looks very nice (not just the asterisk; it seems to
have fewer extremes than helvetica, and generally suitable for this sort
of use).  Does it come standard with all X distributions?

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