[CentOS-devel] CentOS Font

Tue Nov 16 10:30:29 UTC 2010
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Hi Marcus,

On 11/16/2010 10:23 AM, Marcus Moeller wrote:
> 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 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.

- KB