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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: IBM Plex font
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2018 09:40:07 GMT
Am 10.08.2018 um 03:41 schrieb Fernando Cassia:
> On 8/9/18, Marcus <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>>
>> even when it looks nice, is great with scaling and also compatible with
>> the AL, I'm wondering what a good purpose could be? Adding a new font
>> without any reason would just increase the install size about some
>> megabytes (when I see this right at [1]).
>>
>> [1] https://github.com/IBM/plex/releases/tag/v1.1.3
>>
>   [...]
> 
> I just downloaded TrueType.zip from the github project page,
> decompressed it to its own subfolder, and recompressed it to 7zip
> format using p7zip -mx9 (maximum compression). The resulting packaged
> size is 2MB
> 
> 2MB doesn´t seem like a killer size increase to me...

sure, but where should we draw the line? At 5 or 10 MB? IMHO every 
addition - that increases the install base - should have a reason.

Adding a font just because it's nice looking or compatible with our 
license is not enough.

My 2 ct.

Marcus


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