[scribus] How to tell a font is print worthy?

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Mon Apr 4 11:53:37 CEST 2011

There are so many variables to look for, don't the different sites
offering free fonts have some kind of review system where you can get
hints on whether a font is good or not? (The problem might be that
people who just use the font in PowerPoint for their birthday poster
might think the font rocks, while it lacks glyphs essential to the
majority of the world.)

Maybe that is what would be needed, a community based review system
for free fonts? Probably needs to separate technical and readability
issues from aesthetic issues.

I think making a complete check of a font would take many days of
work. Just checking that all the glyphs are in the right places
probably takes a couple of days. Then checking kerning tables and
things like that....


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