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Re: modal proportionality, redux

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: modal proportionality, redux
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 16:22:49 +0200 (CEST)
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"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

> > >>>>> "SM" == Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> >  SM> I'm actually also wondering why the default font was changed from
> >  SM> fixed to courier since I find courier less readable at equivalent
> >  SM> sizes.
> > 
> > I assume it's because Courier has bold/oblique variants.
> Hmm... that would makes some sense.
> Although `fixed' (aka 6x13) also has bold and oblique (I should know,
> I went to the trouble of making an oblique variant, only to see it
> thrown away by XFree86 people because they got a "unicode fixed"
> from somewhere else, already with oblique variant).

I'd say today's X distributions don't come with an italic variant.

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