1. I shall soon have new hardware. Eight cores of AMD64 goodness. 8GB memory, hopefully sufficient. It will have Ubuntu running when it arrives, which may have me functional quickly; anyway, having played with Ubuntu in advance, I know it is sufficient for getting my current Gentoo stuff copied over and running, which I probably ought to do. However, I am sick of how Gentoo has stagnated, particularly on the AMD64, where the situation is bad. I have already begun making an Exherbo
installation to replace Gentoo.
I've started my own little package repository already: github.com/chemoelectric/exher…
2. I thought about reporting my concerns about fontconfig to the developers, but just looking through their Bugzilla repositories dashed my hopes again. Where I popped in, they talk about providing tests for free software font developers to test their font-naming to make sure it will function properly with their demented software. I want to create a replacement, but my painful hands, my painful hands, .... Also my difficulty staying focused.
3. I hope to get Sorts Mill Kis in a releasable state one day. If you have a browser with TrueType webfont support, here's a look: home.comcast.net/~crudfactory/…
If it looks crappy in Firefox on Windows, try Safari with Apple's rendering turned on. IMO freetype rendering (Linux et al.) with the right settings is better still.
These are actually PostScript-flavored fonts. The TrueType versions have visible round-off errors that probably won't make a difference for on-screen use. I want the on-screen fonts to be very useful. Soon I will get to see if Windows 7 rendering is adequate.
4. These are too many things.