RFE: Replace Bitstream Vera with DejaVu
DejaVu fonts are Vera-derivates which include many additional glyphs, making
them suitable for much more languages. In their 1.5 and soon-to-come (should be
today) 1.6 release, they support most of Latin-A region (meaning, most of
European Latin-based languages are supported already, if not all of them), and
entire basic Cyrillic region (so add-in all the Cyrillic languages there are,
including Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian,...).
Maintainer Stepan Roh goes to extra trouble to keep them as good as Vera in
original glyphs (including hints, kerning, etc.), so there should be no
regressions. David Jez is starting to work on hinting for added glyphs, so they
will improve as well.
It's released monthly, which means that there's no long wait before new features
are available, and any bugs are fixed. DejaVu 1.6 release due today is mainly a
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And that's enough promotion for one day -- hope I convinced someone that it's a
big win :)