font used for toolbar art

Paul Rohr (
Thu, 05 Aug 1999 18:00:20 -0700

FYI. There have been several queries from various translators about what
font to use to fix the toolbar icons for their language. (For example, B
may mean Bold in English, but you need a G for Gras in French, etc.

So, I've checked with the artist who did the original toolbar icon set for
AbiWord, and here's what he had to say.


>Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 01:16:26 +0300 (EEST)
>From: Tuomas Kuosmanen <>
>Reply-To: Tuomas Kuosmanen <>
>To: Paul Rohr <>
>Subject: Re: question about toolbar icons for AbiWord
>On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, Paul Rohr wrote:
>>Last fall you gave us a bunch of cool toolbar icons to use in AbiWord, and
>>I've got a quick question about how you made them.
>>We've had a bunch of people translating the UI to various European
>>languages, and they keep complaining that the "Bold" icon in, say, French,
>>shouldn't be labelled with a fat B. People seem willing to create their
>>icons with the right letter, but they keep asking:
>> - what font and size should they use for these icons?
>I think the font was New Century Schoolbook, but I basically ended doing
>it by hand. IMHO it might be best if it was just different forms of the
>letter A ?
>Greetings to the do0dz :)

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