Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 16th Jan 2003 03:04 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces One of the most important visual parts of any operating system is of course, the fonts. Many times users on the net have argued about bad quality fonts used (installed by default) on alternative OSes. For the companies or individuals who would like to resolve such issues and create original and high quality fonts for their OSes (and not just for OSes), I would like to introduce them to FontLab 4.5.1.
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Fonts
by Mike Hearn on Thu 16th Jan 2003 09:31 UTC

check out cheapskatefonts.com for a guy who is putting together some good GPLd fonts for Linux I think using FontLab (he makes them available for windows too).

FontLab is exactly the sort of app that Wine is meant for. Chances that it'll be ported to Linux are low, there aren't really any equivalents in terms of functionality and I doubt it makes tremendously complex use of the Win32 apis.

Too bad none of us have a copy ;) Still, at some point it'd be nice if whoever makes FontLab would hire some Wine developers on contract to make it run well.