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From Andre Fischer>
Subject Re: Font related questions
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:07:34 GMT
Hi Pedro,

On 14.11.2011 15:33, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hi Andre;
> --- On Mon, 11/14/11, Andre Fischer<>  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.
>> 2. The license of the open symbol font is unclear, it only
>> has a copyright notice (to Oracle).  Issue 89686
>> complains about this.  There are comments about the
>> intention of putting it under LGPL.  But the last
>> comment of the issue is more than three years old and its
>> status is STARTED.  Does anybody know more about this?
> I asked for this to be included in the SGA, so it's likely
> to be there.

Yes, it is in, I just checked.  Thank you very much for having this 

>> Additional information:
> I was going to remove them but opengrok noticed they are
> referred to here:
> /scp2/source/ooo/file_font_ooo.scp
> /officecfg/registry/data/org/openoffice/VCL.xcu
> so my indelicate axe was not fit for the job ;).

Then it looks like that I have to sharpen mine :)

> (FWIW, I think hdu@ committed the liberation fonts
> originally.)

I think he fixed the metric files to better work with the Arial Narrow 
font.  But still, he will be sad, that they have to go.


> thanks for looking at it,
> Pedro.

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