[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Values published
elliottbrennan at gmail.com
Sun May 15 16:44:04 EST 2011
> David Lloyd <lloy0076 at adam.com.au>
> Sat, 14 May 2011 15:49:52 +0930
> It uses a font that was apparently downloaded from the Internet according to my Safari OS X. Yes, I'm on the dark side.
> IE 9 on Windows doesn't say anything about it (but then again, Windows has a tendency to ask one dumb questions whilst letting viruses do whatever they want).
> On 13/05/2011, at 1:07 PM, Mike Carden wrote:
I was initially going to write: "David, WTF are
you talking about?"
Then I had a quick read about Verdana. Very
interesting history for typography nuts.
I'm not saying I am one, though I did once send my
then Minister's correspondence unit manager an
e-mail about Arial and questioning why it was
being used. Turned out that the 'new' Deputy
Director-General liked it and thus a standard was
So thanks, David, for an unexpected excursion into
all things Verdana :)
For anyone interested, Wikipedia and the
controversies it links to are a good place to start.
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