[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16298: Lucida Grande still used in some places

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Wed Jan 19 22:42:29 UTC 2011

#16298: Lucida Grande still used in some places
 Reporter:  demetris                            |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)                        |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                              |   Milestone:  3.1
Component:  UI                                  |     Version:  3.1
 Severity:  normal                              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch ui-feedback dev-feedback  |

Comment (by demetris):


 That trick is for Windows, when you want to use Lucida Sans Unicode as a
 fallback font for Lucida Grande. (Lucida Sans Unicode has neither Bold nor
 Italic. It only has one variety: Regular.)

 It is also a problematic trick: It uses Lucida Sans (the plain one, no the
 Unicode variety) for bold and italic, but Lucida Sans, unlike Lucida Sans
 Unicode, has a very narrow character range. So, for anything beyond Basic
 Latin the result is probably worse than without the trick. If you only
 care about Basic Latin, though, it is a good trick.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16298#comment:18>
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