[thelist] fonts (Palatino / General)

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Wed May 25 17:02:32 CDT 2011

On 2011/05/25 12:32 (GMT-0500) erik mattheis composed:

> Better,

> font-family: "Palatino Linotype", Palatino, "Book Antiqua", "URW
> Palladio L", serif;

Or the opposite, designed to more likely use one possibly better tuned for 
the native environment:

	'URW Palladio L', /* Linux, FOSS, though rarely installed elsewhere */
	Palatino, /* Mac native, superior on Mac to Palatino Linotype */
	'Palatino Linotype', /* Windows, unlikely to have either above  */
	'Book Antiqua', /* extra fallback for old Windows*/
	Georgia, /* Linux w/ Windows fonts installed will have this, but not PL... */
	serif; /* ...near universally a smaller x-height than all those above */

For those not aware of the implications of Linux being a multiuser operating 
system, one using it can have multiple simultaneous logins using separate X 
sessions. Supported format font files in ~/.fonts instead of 
/usr/share/fonts* will be found only by that user's browser(s), allowing one 
person with one system and display to virtually simultaneously observe the 
impact of different font availability sets.
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