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bug#44316: 26.3; Faces `fixed-pitch' and `fixed-pitch-serif' are opposit

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#44316: 26.3; Faces `fixed-pitch' and `fixed-pitch-serif' are opposite what they should be
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2020 15:32:36 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>>> It looks like DejaVu Mono only has one variation, and it's...  with
>>> serifs?
>> No, it's without serifs, AFAICS.
> I'm not sure.  The "i" here has serifs, surely?

I believe you need to look at the typeface as a whole, and not just one
character in isolation.

The decorations on the "i" character are not really to be considered as
serifs, I don't think.  They are just part of the appearance of "i" in
that typeface.

You could compare it to the "i" character in the Ubuntu Mono font, or
even the "I" character, which is advertised (by experts in the field) to
be sans-serif:


That said, it's not like this is an exact science.  There is quite a bit
of wiggle room within the broad categories "serif" and "sans-serif".

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