[Slackbuilds-users] Dibs on Source Sans Pro and Source Code Pro

Binh Nguyen binhvng at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 17:09:15 UTC 2012

On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:49:26 -0700
Doogster <thedoogster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've posted download links in the "How to Optimize Fonts in Slackware" thread.
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/how-to-optimize-fonts-in-slackware-640468/page24.html#post4794225
> I recommend slight hinting, with autohinting off.
> One of the great things about them is that they look intentionally
> similar, so your menus and terminals look consistent.

They look great indeed, in usual UIs. In the terminal though, I still
prefer Terminus -- well actually, IMHO Source Code Pro looks ugly in

> And if you're looking for fonts to compare to Droid, how about
> Google's own replacement for it, which is called Roboto? There's a
> download link here:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/how-to-optimize-fonts-in-slackware-640468/page23.html#post4793634

Roboto only has Sans version, so there's little chance it can replace

Anyway, you may want to adapt your SlackBuilds to recent changes. Better
look at SBo templates git repo. For example, a license is required for
new SlackBuilds I believe.

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