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Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Off the Wall: Fonts of Wisdom

Apr 19, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"The selection of fonts is central to document design. Knowing how to choose fonts not only affects legibility, but it also reinforces a document's tone and content. Yet, until recently, few Linux users gave font selection much thought. Font installation was esoteric, and the user-base consisted mainly of developers, who generally preferred the markup language approach of delivering content that leaves layout to style sheets and XSLTs.

"In the last few years, the push to prepare Linux for the desktop has changed all of that. On both KDE and GNOME, font installation now is as easy to accomplish as it is on any other operating system. In addition, the introduction of office suites such as OpenOffice.org has introduced Linux to software that encourage users to think about format as much as content..."

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