In his newest column, Evan Leibovitch has taken on font support
in Linux. A lot of people are warming up their bookmarks to link to
the Font DeUglification HOWTO, which is a nice resource and already
linked to in this column. The issue, he says, is that we shouldn't
"But standards are barely half the battle.", he maintains,
"Vendors need to improve installation methods. Default settings
should be good enough that we shouldn't need a Linux HOWTO document
on "Font Deuglification." The Linux desktop should be "deuglified"
from the start."
"We need to capitalize on the strengths of Linux's font
implementation (such as the powerful features of using font servers
in networked environments) while doing an overhaul of the default
installation and providing standards for file locations and
third-party application behavior."