Ship Ubuntu Mono as default monospace font in Ubuntu 11.10
Counterpart to bug #861334 ("Ship Ubuntu Mono .psf as default console font in Ubuntu 11.10"), but easier to implement.
Mark Shuttleworth has requested that Ubuntu Mono Regular be used as the default monospace font for terminal use in Ubuntu 11.10.
Hard Freeze was 72 hours ago. This would require:
1. Upstream release of Ubuntu Font Family 0.80. DONE.
2. Distro upload of Ubutu Font Family 0.80 minus Medium for oneiric. DONE.
3a. Bumping "Ubuntu Mono" to first preference in 'fontconfig-config' package.
3b. Setting GNOME 'monospace-
This can be done for 'fontconfig-config' in the files:
although Droid Sans has another interesting approach in:
which could be tested. Or for Ubuntu Artwork via a gsettings schema override (providing a default value for a key if no explicit value is otherwise set). For 'ubuntu-artwork' this would be done by setting 'monospace-
I have run the change of default monospace font past a member of the Ubuntu Doc team, who are happy with it, noting that none of the documentation screenshots cover monospace fonts. If there is a case, to the untrained eye one monospace is much like another and textual descriptions would be unaffected.
The only potentional outcome that could do with further investigation is how to increase the default font size by ~12% to compensate for Ubuntu Mono following Inconsolata's metrics, rather than DejaVu Sans Mono's metric (the present default) and investigation into potential integration side-effects/
|Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Re: [Bug 865013] [NEW] Ship Ubuntu Mono as default monospace font in Ubuntu 11.10||#1|
|Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Re: [Bug 865013] Re: Ship Ubuntu Mono as default monospace font in Ubuntu 11.10||#4|
|Changed in ubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|