metric-aliases: Alias Microsoft Sans Serif to Helvetica
Submitted by Mingye Wang (Arthur2e5)
Assigned to fon..@..op.org
MS Sans Serif, formerly "Helv" (interesting name, isn't it?) in Windows 1.x, which went on to become "Microsoft Sans Serif" as a vector TrueType font, is a proportional raster font which looks very much like Helvetica and Arial.
In mono's libgdiplus and System.Drawing.SystemFonts, the vector version "Microsoft Sans Serif" is hard coded as default font, so it looks necessary to address its usage by adding aliases. (I am not particularly interested in the bitmaps.)
(There is also a bitmap called "MS Serif" ("Tms Rmn" in Windows 1.x) by Microsoft, but MS was sane enough not to create two TrueType look-alikes for Serif, and "Times New Roman" aliases are already there.)