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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Replacement for Liberation Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:59:07 GMT


--- Ven 30/12/11, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@openoffice.org> ha scritto:

> Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> > Apparently they are improved versions of the
> Liberation
> > fonts, which Redhat had licensed from the same
> designers.
> 
> The key feature of Liberation fonts is that they are
> metrically equivalent to the corresponding Microsoft core
> fonts: i.e., any given glyph (character) in Liberation Sans
> size 12 has exactly the same width, height and spacing that
> it has when rendered in Arial size 12, even though the font
> design is different.
> 
> This allows to avoid interoperability issues due to the
> different width/height of fonts. If the fonts you propose
> have the same feature, it would definitely be interesting to
> include them in the suite.
> 

Yes, they do. Apparently they are the same fonts but
Google improved them.

There is an interesting comment here:

http://designinstruct.com/articles/resources/font-collections/font-collection-10-free-excellent-monospaced-fonts/

"ummm… Cousine and Liberation Mono are exactly the same? Installed both, alternated back
and forth between the fonts in FontBook on OS X, and they are exactly the same font."

cheers,

Pedro.


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