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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Replacement for Liberation Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:13:51 GMT
For resiliency testing of the font-embedding provisions in ODF, I am going to use the M+ font
faces which are under a BSD-equivalent license.

M+ appears to have characters for enough Unicode points for useful testing.  This is not enough
variety of font styles for a default set, though.  There are Asian code points and others

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 12:20
Subject: Re: Replacement for Liberation Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> Hi;
> Looking around the net it looks like Google is not happy
> about GPLd fonts either so they now have a replacement
> to the so-called Liberation fonts:
> Apparently they are improved versions of the Liberation
> fonts, which Redhat what licensed from the same designers.
> Unlike the droid fonts, these are actually under SIL's
> OFL, which is -I think- weak copyleft, so we should be
> able to include them  as binaries in the release.

There is an open JIRA issue with legal-discuss on the OFL license.
Not resolved yet.

> best regards,
> Pedro.

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