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Re: [trinity-users] Can't install Trinity nightly builds on lucid - Missing "ttf-bitstream-vera"

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:42:05 +0100
On Tuesday 27 September 2011 08:19:52 Felix Miata wrote:
> > Yes.  But from some points of view DejaVu is not as "good".
> Do you have anything to document that? 

It doesn't need documenting.  I live with it every day.  I am partially 
sighted and I find Bitstream Vera easier to read.  I agree that the 
difference is small, but it is none-the-less there.  And I doubt that I am 

If you would argue that there is no difference, then what is the problem?

> Do you know what superset means? 

What has that got to do with legibility?

> DejaVu's available charset is vastly larger, and continues to grow, since
> it's FOSS and under constant development.

Why is bigger "better" from every point of view?  Yes, if you want obscure 
characters it may well be "better".  But what is to stop you having both?  I 
have, and have done so for several years now.

You could perhaps argue with some justification that a larger character set 
would be more appropriate for a dependancy.  But obsolescence is irrelevant 
if something is better for the job in hand, and anachronism is an 
inappropriate word for something that is still used.