incubator-ooo-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Replacement for Liberation Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:45:16 GMT
Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Apparently they are improved versions of the Liberation
> fonts, which Redhat what 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.


View raw message