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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Font galleries facelift
Date Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:14:33 GMT
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.   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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