Thoughts for some polish

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mfjurbala
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Thoughts for some polish

Post by mfjurbala »

These ideas are are not essential but may help with some perception.

I wonder if we should add to or change some of the installed fonts. There are a lot of sites that use emojis or other glyphs that are not in GhostBSD. From a new user's perspective, going to a site and seeing tofu (the square that's shown when you don't have a font to render that character) may make the OS seem incomplete or broken. Personally, I like Noto fonts which cover basically every character. However, the Noto metapackage is something like 2 GB. Maybe we include just noto-emoji or twemoji-color-font-ttf to help have a more expected, although not necessary, character set.

My second idea was with the docs, since I've been looking at them a lot lately. I wonder if we would benefit from having a style guide. They're usable now but I noticed in one of the documents there were a few different styles of notes. One looked like a code block, one had "Please note" in bold, and one has "Please note" in regular font. I added notes using bolded "Please note" but I don't really have a preference.

These aren't bugs or big issues but they may help to present a more cohesive system.
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Re: Thoughts for some polish

Post by nevets »

I concur with adding Noto - I like to tell my 'I's from my 'l's... however I don't worry too much that the base system doesn't have it.
I'm happy to load these font packages [stixfonts webfonts gnu-unifont google-fonts] once the system is up and securely configured.
It's a pain configuring /usr/local/etc/X11/fontpath.d/fontpath.conf with the new fontpaths, but such is FreeBSD.
This might be too much for others though.
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Re: Thoughts for some polish

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Why are you configuring fontpath.conf?
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Re: Thoughts for some polish

Post by ericbsd »

@mfjurbala Make a feature request about missing those fonts https://github.com/ghostbsd/ghostbsd-sr ... ture%5D%3A+.

The wiki is a mess, and it is why the idea of using sphinx is to have a bit more control. So the new standard for notes will be this https://myst-parser.readthedocs.io/en/l ... ing-colons like I did on the front page https://ghostbsd-documentation-portal.r ... index.html.

That might be a good idea to add a style guide.
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Re: Thoughts for some polish

Post by mfjurbala »

Sounds good, I did see the myst-parser docs to learn how to make a code block. I'll read over the rest of it and also model everything similar to the front page you made.
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