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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Font related questions
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:49:56 GMT
Am 11/14/2011 03:35 PM, schrieb Simon Phipps:
>
> On 14 Nov 2011, at 06:33, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>
>> Hi Andre;
>>
>> --- On Mon, 11/14/11, Andre Fischer<af@a-w-f.de>  wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> In the process of removing the liberation fonts (they are
>>> under GPL license, issue 118600) I stumbled upon some font
>>> related questions. Maybe someone on this list can provide
>>> answers.
>>>
>>> 1. The gentium basic fonts are under the SIL Open Font
>>> License.  This looks OK to me but I am not a
>>> lawyer.  Is this a category A, B or X license?
>>>
>>
>> It is inspired on the GPL but it is conceived for fonts.
>> It think we could treat it as weak copyleft. I guess
>> we should ask legal but in any case it would be better
>> to just use the system fonts.
>
> Having at least one common set of fonts across all platforms is an important goal, if
we can achieve it.
>
> S.

+1

A great advantage of OOo is the common Look & Feel, not only between the 
OOo applications but also on all platforms. And a set of fonts (+ icons) 
has helped to build this advantage.

Marcus

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