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      CommentAuthorurbansheep
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    I am using Daedalus since september and it's helping me a lot (as it seems to be the only iPad text editor offering both short screen lines in landscape mode and simple file/stack management), but I have a little issue with fonts.

    I am writing most of my stuff in Russian, my native tongue, and two out of three font options in Daedalus (Classic and Mono) don't offer support for cyrillic characters. That results in fonts falling back to standard system Helvetica, rendering these themes sort of useless (because this particular size and tracking of Helvetica looks somewhat untidy). Ubuntu typeface in Modern font theme works and looks fine (probably due to complete unicode support), but I would be so much more happy if I could choose a better serif/sans-serif typefaces from the iPad font stack, because after a while even the best typefaces grow old and boring.

    I understand that it's purely esthetic request, but, after all, Daedalus seems to value and respect esthetic qualities very highly. Also I realize that new Daedalus versions on a back-burner while The Soulmen work on Ulysses App, but I still don't lose hope. :)

    Thanks for the great editor app!
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      CommentAuthorgoetz
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2012
     
    The problem with fonts is that many of them are expensive and are released under quite restrictive licenses (the three fonts we're current.y usin for Daedalus are open licenses). Additionally, we're manually tuning each font for the purposes of Daedalus, which is quite a time-consuming process. Therefore, we can't just add any font available to the app. However, we're always looking for good fonts to integrate into Daedalus (and will pay special attention to better Unicode support).
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      CommentAuthorurbansheep
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2012
     
    There's a number of okay open license fonts with support for cyrillics that I know of:
    - Liberation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_fonts
    - PT Sans/Serif: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PT_Sans
    - Charis: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=CharisSILfont
    - Droid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droid_%28font%29

    PT and Liberation are clean and often bundled into ebooks designed to be read on e-ink devices, and they do well on usual screens, so probably you could take a look at them and consider including into the Daedalus.

    If you use open-license fonts then I suppose that Classic and Mono themes could also be updated to support wider unicode range rather than Latin only, and that would make me very happy. Both PT and Liberation have a monospace option, and both look quite neat. PT Mono is leaning more into somewhat slab-serif monospace, while

    It's a shame there's no open alternative to Goudy Bookletter 1911 with wider unicode characters support. I use Hoefler Text and Baskerville in other apps on iPad when I want an elegant old-style book-worthy serif typeface, but if you can't use them out of the box in the Daedalus, then I'll have to wait and see if there's anything else you come up with. Maybe EB Garamond will do? — http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/EB+Garamond
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      CommentAuthorgoetz
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2012 edited
     
    Thank you very much for your selection of mention, we really appreciate it! PT sans and EB Garamond indeed look really nice. The question remains how high the effort to incorporate the fonts is. We will keep them in mind!