Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

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Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

Siddharth Agarwal-2
(Background: in Thunderbird 3.1 we switched Western and Unicode to use
more modern fonts on Mac and newer versions of Windows [1]. For
Thunderbird 3.2 we're looking at doing it for more character encodings,
and we think some input from localizers would be useful. I'm
cross-posting from tb-planning, but it's fine if you reply here.)

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=465633

I think we should look at switching more character sets to better
default fonts for Thunderbird 3.2.

It should be safe to assume that any fonts we're switching to have at
least the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Thus I propose that
the following charsets be switched to the same fonts that Western and
Unicode have been switched to, on all platforms:
- Central European, "x-central-euro"
- Cyrillic, "x-cyrillic"
- Baltic, "x-baltic"
- Greek, "el"
- Turkish, "tr"

This would mean switching to Calibri and Consolas on Windows Vista and
7, and Lucida Grande and Menlo/Monaco on Mac OS X. Does this make sense?
Are there other charsets where we can make the change?

Sid
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Re: Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

Rimas Kudelis
2010.10.11 21:56, Siddharth Agarwal rašė:

> (Background: in Thunderbird 3.1 we switched Western and Unicode to use
> more modern fonts on Mac and newer versions of Windows [1]. For
> Thunderbird 3.2 we're looking at doing it for more character encodings,
> and we think some input from localizers would be useful. I'm
> cross-posting from tb-planning, but it's fine if you reply here.)
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=465633
>
> I think we should look at switching more character sets to better
> default fonts for Thunderbird 3.2.
>
> It should be safe to assume that any fonts we're switching to have at
> least the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Thus I propose that
> the following charsets be switched to the same fonts that Western and
> Unicode have been switched to, on all platforms:
> - Central European, "x-central-euro"
> - Cyrillic, "x-cyrillic"
> - Baltic, "x-baltic"
> - Greek, "el"
> - Turkish, "tr"

I think it's fine for Baltic.

Rimas

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Re: Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

Kostas Papadimas
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Στις 11/10/2010 09:56 μμ, ο/η Siddharth Agarwal έγραψε:

> (Background: in Thunderbird 3.1 we switched Western and Unicode to use
> more modern fonts on Mac and newer versions of Windows [1]. For
> Thunderbird 3.2 we're looking at doing it for more character encodings,
> and we think some input from localizers would be useful. I'm
> cross-posting from tb-planning, but it's fine if you reply here.)
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=465633
>
> I think we should look at switching more character sets to better
> default fonts for Thunderbird 3.2.
>
> It should be safe to assume that any fonts we're switching to have at
> least the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Thus I propose that
> the following charsets be switched to the same fonts that Western and
> Unicode have been switched to, on all platforms:
> - Central European, "x-central-euro"
> - Cyrillic, "x-cyrillic"
> - Baltic, "x-baltic"
> - Greek, "el"
> - Turkish, "tr"
>
> This would mean switching to Calibri and Consolas on Windows Vista and
> 7, and Lucida Grande and Menlo/Monaco on Mac OS X. Does this make sense?
> Are there other charsets where we can make the change?
>
> Sid


Seems fine for Greek too

Kostas
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Re: Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

Siddharth Agarwal-2
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Thanks for the responses. I've filed [1] to make the change.

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=604359
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Re: Thunderbird 3.2: switching more charsets to better default fonts

Siddharth Agarwal-2
On 14-10-2010 19:38, Siddharth Agarwal wrote:
> Thanks for the responses. I've filed [1] to make the change.
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=604359

This change is now in the tree. If you think it's going to be a problem
for your character encoding, please file a bug and cc :sid0.
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