[CentOS-devel] CentOS Font

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Tue Nov 16 07:01:37 EST 2010


Dear Karan.

>> I have once suggested to change the font but did not come up with an
>> alternative to stick with. Of course, If we change it, this needs to
>> be implemented everywhere, But the distro itself is a good point to
>> start. I personally would suggest to change it with 6.0 and not within
>> a minor release or in 7.0.
>
> I see what you are saying, and I agree with you. However, we have
> changed artwork mid release. And I think doing something as major as
> changing branding is quite an extensive piece of work, we would need to
> not only look at what needs to change and the changes to make, but also
> implications with other things - including how people identify CentOS or
> promote it on their own sites etc.
>
> If we were to make a push now, I fear we might just end up with another
> fragment in another part of the overall picture. I also take on board
> that the artwork team is a bit slim in numbers and we need to do
> something to prop those up a bit - the scope of what we are looking at
> here could potentially be massive. And given that we have a distro to
> get out, focus on just that one aspect might be worthwhile. What do you
> think ?

I understand your point and part wise agree. We already got a very
mixed environment (e.g. in web) which needs to be solved, too. A new
release is a good chance to do so, intermediate artwork changes are
not preferred but also an option.

> I would request you to consider that, and perhaps put down some sort of
> a timeframe over a few weeks - perhaps Jan 2011 to March 2011 where we
> put in whatever resources we have, put down whatever points needs to be
> addressed and we go for it there.

Yes, we could agree on that.

-- 
Greets
Marcus


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