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#1 2013-02-19 15:54:09

Mr. Alex
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What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I use “Verdana”, “Liberation” and “Dejavu” fonts for Web (old version of “Liberation” since it’s became blurry). But I don’t always like what I get. And since “Liberation” is no longer usable and forces me to keep it excluded from updates, I thought to ask your suggestions of current nice font combinations. What’s your choice? And how does it look (a screenshot)?

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#2 2013-02-19 16:00:28

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I'm a sucker for the Ubuntu fonts:

http://i.imgur.com/9PX8SDL.png

The web-page is in Firefox with Ubuntu Sans and the terminal is Ubuntu-Mono.


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#3 2013-02-19 16:03:29

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

headkase wrote:

I'm a sucker for the Ubuntu fonts:

http://i.imgur.com/9PX8SDL.png

The web-page is in Firefox with Ubuntu Sans and the terminal is Ubuntu-Mono.

Can you share your font configuration? Not the Firefox per sé, but the rest! I love it.


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#4 2013-02-19 17:05:26

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I have ttf-win7-fonts installed from AUR (and of course the fonts themselves copied from my Windows 7 machine) and also I have installed both fontconfig-infinality and freetype2-infinality from AUR as well for improved font rendering, and then in KDE System Settings, Application Appearance, Fonts: Anti-Aliasing is enabled with sub-pixel rendering order being RGB and hinting set to medium.  For the Win7 fonts I also executed "# infctl setstyle win7" with the infctl command coming from fontconfig-infinality.  And that's it.  That is how to reproduce my font setup. wink


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#5 2013-02-19 17:15:54

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Thanks!


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#6 2013-02-19 18:11:01

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

You're welcome. smile


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#7 2013-02-19 19:08:41

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Linux Libertine is the best serif font.

All the best,

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#8 2013-02-20 05:49:23

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I'm personally a big fan of Open Sans (which is in the AUR) for webpages:

http://i.imgur.com/rT9VfVC.png

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#9 2013-02-20 08:19:51

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I use dejavu serif book size 16 and settings to not allow web pages to mess with my browsers color/font. it is very nice and clear.


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#10 2013-02-20 08:30:26

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Nimbus Sans L all the way baby!

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#11 2013-02-21 03:45:10

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Arial + Times New Roman + Consolas: a safe combination that always works.

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#12 2013-02-21 07:29:43

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

jeorgun wrote:

I'm personally a big fan of Open Sans (which is in the AUR) for webpages:

http://i.imgur.com/rT9VfVC.png

Wow, I didn't know that Open Sans would render so good. I was using the Droid fonts till now, but they were so cramped and weren't too comfortable for my eyes. Thanks, these will be my new fonts. smile

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#13 2013-02-21 15:17:23

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

I use the regular vanilla DejaVu combo (Sans, Serif and Mono):

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#14 2013-02-21 15:32:57

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

@boily: Oh yes, it definitely is one of those 'must haves' I couldn't do without.


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#15 2013-02-21 21:35:54

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Deja Vu, Droid and Liberation collections are the easy and consistent solutions. I agree that the Liberation package isn't quite what it used to be; not a fan of the Deja Vu lettershapes but they're solid fonts.

Good screen Sans Serifs:
Open Sans is Droid Sans reworked from a smartphone UI to a general purpose font; may indeed be better if you aren't trying to cram a lot of information into a small space.
Source Sans, Adobe's official open source typeface, is another very solid but unexciting option.
Ubuntu is spurless sans serif of excellent quality, maybe a bit quirky for some.

Serifs and mixed sets:
PT Sans and Serif are excellent, even though I'm not fond of their Q. The Serif retains a lot of character onscreen, without looking off or sacrificing legibility.
Heuristica is Adobe's Utopia with an extended character set; an understated and refined Didone that actually stands up to everyday use.
The Ghostscript fronts are high quality clones of big name proprietary fonts; in some cases improvements by the original author. In their Tex Gyre incarnations they have an expanded character set but the additions many not awlays be consistent. The Nimbus fonts are most interesting for the web as Times and Helvetica versions arguably better than the originals.

Good enough:
Gentium, Crimson, Rosarivo and Alegreya (all available from Google Webfonts) can't quite match the big ones in quality and aren't really screen fonts, but they're very pretty oldstyle faces rounding out what we have to play with.
Linux Biolinum and Libertine don't render well on my system, and I think Libertine looks a bit anaemic in print... most others seem to like them.

Then there are the Microsoft packages. Some things are optimised for Windows' screen rendering but most work well on Linux, and Microsoft definitely cared about screen use.
All in all, most established styles you could want are available, in acceptable quality. What's missing seems to be a sharp geometric Sans, in the vein of Futura (URW Gothic has a very different feel).

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#16 2013-04-01 02:43:16

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

snip.

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#17 2013-04-01 04:07:39

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

jeorgun wrote:

I'm personally a big fan of Open Sans

Can be tweaked to be less ugly when bold wink

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#18 2013-04-28 07:08:18

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

jeorgun wrote:

I'm personally a big fan of Open Sans (which is in the AUR) for webpages:

http://i.imgur.com/rT9VfVC.png

Open Sans ROCKS big_smile \m/


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#19 2013-05-01 20:16:45

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Re: What’s your beautiful combination of fonts for Web?

Droid Sans for me. I might check out Open Sans later since others are vouching for it.

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