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Developer Summit

Typography (use of fonts) in Ubuntu's interface

2012-10-31 16:15..17:00 in B3-M6

For the past few months, Canonical designers have been working on recommendations to improve the way Ubuntu uses fonts.

These recommendations cover things like the default font size, a family of sizes for different purposes, use of bold and italics, hinting of the Ubuntu font, spacing in controls, line length and layout of common window types, and changes to default components in Ubuntu.

Implementing these recommendations would involve code in many components, including GTK, the default themes, Unity, the file manager, and other default applications.

We will also provide guidelines for application developers on how to use fonts to fit in with Ubuntu typographically.

At UDS we would like to present a draft of these recommendations and guidelines, and invite feedback both from Ubuntu developers and application developers.