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From Ricardo Berlasso <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Font galleries facelift
Date Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:22:19 GMT
2013/8/25 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>

> Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>
>> I wonder if OpenOffice could get a facelift on the fonts it comes up with.
>> I have seen quite a few of Apache license fonts that are pretty nice
>>
>
> Within reason (we cannot include too many fonts) and within license
> limitations (Apache 2 being the easiest one to integrate) we could include
> a few more fonts.
>
> Droid aside, do you have a short list of specific fonts (with download
> links and license information) worth integrating?
>


Beside Droid and the fonts we already include (arimo, tinos, etc) it's not
easy to find Apache licensed fonts: most opensource fonts use SIL license.

On this page

http://www.google.com/fonts/attribution

there is a list of google fonts with their license. Of interest and with
Apache license I can only see Open Sans and Open Sans Condensed

http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Open+Sans
http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Open+Sans+Condensed

that are quite similar to Adobe's Source Sans Pro (which is SIL licensed),
the Noto family

http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Noto+Sans
http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Noto+Serif

and not many more: Most other Apache fonts there are only "decorative".

Note that I do not use those fonts on a regular basis (I'm a big fan of
Libertine/Biolinum family that are dual licensed SIL+GPL with font
exception), so I cannot say how good they are.

But if we can include SIL licensed fonts on the search, it will be quite
difficult to choose only a few :)

Regards
Ricardo




> See https://issues.apache.org/ooo/**show_bug.cgi?id=122097<https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122097>for
an example of a similar enhancement issue.
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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