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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Font galleries facelift
Date Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:51:56 GMT
On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Ricardo Berlasso <rgb.mldc@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> It should be possible to include nearly any open source font with the
> *binaries*, but I don't really see the point.  Unless one of our
> document templates actually uses the fonts, we're just adding clutter
> to the user's machine.  And if we do use the new fonts from the
> templates then we would be introducing an interop issue, since those
> documents would not render perfectly with older OpenOffice version,
> where these new fonts would be missing.
>
> IMHO, if we really think that new fonts are needed, then it would be
> better to do it in the form of a resource-only extension, with fonts
> and templates.


+1 on this idea...I am such a font minimalist, I can't imagine needing any
more than we already provide.


>   That extension could then be installed on AOO 4.0
> systems, but also earlier systems.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>
> > 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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