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El 13-02-2016 16:18, Heiko Tietze escribió:

On Saturday, 13 February 2016 16:12:44 CET Yousuf 'Jay' Philips wrote:

Hi All, During this week's design meeting, the discussion about changing the default font in Impress to Source Sans Pro (tdf#97577) was discussed further and i felt that changing the default font in only one app isnt good when we are trying to bring more and more consistency between apps and suggested we change the default in all the apps.

If we change the default font then in all apps, yes. And Source Pro is really
nice, without prefering it over the other cadidates.
However I'm in the interoperability camp. Changing font that potentially affects existing documents and leads to inconsitencies in competing products is not user friedly. Unless we ask for confirmation to update the font. I have a dialog in mind that tells the user what's new and asks for confirmation to updated options (we had the same issue for the menu configuration that couldn't
be overridden when individualized).

Heiko's comment makes sense.

Interoperability is an important pillar which should be maintained, especially for those users who do not make major changes to create/edit a document. For a more advanced user is provided the ability to change the font or install new to the system.

Based on my experience as a user I propose the following (always works):

- For libreOffice Writer/Calc --> Google croscore fonts
Caladea and Carlito they have the same metric as the default font used in Microsoft Office.

- For libreOffice Impress/Draw --> DejaVu font family
DejaVu fonts are installed by default on most OS also is a font with very good display on monitors. Wide range in Unicode support and several useful styles, for example to create a presentation. If not the case, Carlito font could do the job.

note: I think it should be consistency between the default font in LO and the font used in the default templates in LibreOffice.


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