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Re: Poll: MacVim default font

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  • Nico Weber
    ... I m still on 10.5 on some of my machines, and according to http://update.omnigroup.com/ so are 20-30% of people. Maybe wait a few months (until 10.7?) with
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 28 8:37 PM
      > Currently the default font for MacVim is DejaVu Sans Mono which is
      > located inside the MacVim.app bundle. Initially I added this font
      > because the standard OS X monospaced font at the time (Monaco) did not
      > have very good font variations (e.g. no bold or italic). As of OS X
      > 10.6 the default font (Menlo) does include these variations so I was
      > thinking of ditching DejaVu in favor of Menlo. This has the following
      > advantages:
      >
      > + Startup is faster (about 0.5 seconds the first time MacVim starts)
      > + MacVim.app bundle becomes about 2Mb smaller
      >
      > I don't know if there are any major disadvantages (perhaps DejaVu has
      > better glyph coverage?) so I'd like to ask for some feedback before I
      > make this change. (Note that anybody who wants to keep using DejaVu
      > can simply download the font and install it on their system since the
      > font is free.)

      I'm still on 10.5 on some of my machines, and according to http://update.omnigroup.com/ so are 20-30% of people. Maybe wait a few months (until 10.7?) with this?

      Nico

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