Bug#612444: peoples names on planet hard to read
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Luca Capello <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi there!
> On Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:46:07 +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> did i say "thank you" to you for the new planet.d.o. layout already? Thank
> +1, and not only for planet.d.o ;-)
>> * broonie finds the rendering of people's names on planet very hard to read.
>> (above the individual posts)
>> * h01ger agrees with broonie - those used to be more readable
>> <Mithrandir> uppercasing people's names doesn't help.
>> <broonie> Yeah, uppercase plus fixed width font is probably the most of it.
>> <broonie> I hadn't been sure if it was just me or not.
I'm working on a version without the huge amount of red, I agree that
it might "blind" the reader somewhat.
> Please do not uppercase them, even if I am not on Planet I would be a
> bit upset if my name would be fully uppercase, given that it is not how
> I am called.
> Maybe simply having planet-title using the same font size as
> Thx, bye,
> Gismo / Luca
This comments interest me quite at bit. Luca, what culture/language do
you belong to? At least in Europe and USA it has been the norm to
Small caps/Upper case the author name for several hundred years. I'm
intrigued that there is a culture/language where this can be
considered offensive. For someone interested in typography this is
very interesting. Please reply off list.
First google hit on the topic
Note the Caps on several of the covers.
Kalle Söderman http://www.kalleswork.net ; gpg 6D87C839