User talk:Gen2ly/Web browser font type and size

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Latest comment: 31 March 2015 by Lahwaacz in topic Article adoption inquiry

Article adoption inquiry

This section is an attempt to resolve any conflicting thoughts this article may encounter so as to attempt its acceptance. As its sole author to this point I would like to mention that the time span for this an article's acceptance is open — it could be a day, days, weeks, whatever users may feel is necessary.

This article has been moved to userspace by User:Lahwaacz for the following reasons:

  1. ArchWiki is not your blog
  2. Inappropriate language
  3. Not specific to Firefox
  4. Duplicates other pages: Fonts, Font configuration

I have made several edits to this page that to help resolve these issues, particularly two and three. It has been rewritten to be web browser agnostic and reviewed for leniencies that may have effect a neutral point of view. For four, I have removed specific font mentions and put a referral to Fonts as this is my best guess as to what the Font configuration reasoning was meant for. The original version is this and the current version is this to use for comparison.

Users thoughts, contributions, and suggestions are appreciated. Please be free to do any edits, comments below...

I see the article has gone through some changes, but IMO there are still some serious issues:
  • The language is not professional as it is appropriate for a wiki (see Help:Style#Language_register). Seriously, a phrase such as "A professional typesetter knows the importance of a good font." is not a good way to introduce an article. Also the entire section about font size uses this distinctive language. I'm sorry but I can't think of any other way to describe this style as "blog-like".
  • It is not clear what the article is trying to describe and what is the target audience. Is it the "professional typesetters", web designers, Firefox users or web browser users in general? Why only web browser users? The generalization from Firefox to any web browser is a good thing, but it is not enough. Most browsers (and GUI applications in general) use the fontconfig library for any operations involving fonts, so they are configured exactly the same, with the same user demands, and generally to use similar font sizes and faces.
  • The article also seriously lacks references. There are some good articles about fonts on Wikipedia, e.g. wikipedia:Typeface and wikipedia:Web_typography, which could be used as references for the existing pages on ArchWiki (Font configuration and Fonts), which only describe things specific to Arch Linux.
Also some factual notes to improve the page:
-- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:54, 31 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]