Most of you aware regarding liberation license problem we are facing from
long time. Looks like time came when we can get rid of it.
Google has recently released google-croscore fonts.
- These are from same vendor ascendar with OFL license and more glyph
coverage than existing liberation.
- Existing shape in liberation and same as croscore since from the
- Use base of croscore fonts and apply enhancements available in
liberation and call new entity liberation 2.0
1. Liberation license issues will get resolved
2. Liberation user community will get enhanced fonts. i.e. more language
Need help from legal for doing licensing stuff, dunno how we can crack
licensing of Liberation SansNarrow.
It's Great idea!!! I like it very much!
I'm from Bulgaria and I use cyrillic alphabet (azbuka;-)). There is more
natural italic cyrrillic shapes in croscore fonts and they have old
cyrillic letters like 'big yus' and 'yat', that are not in use now, but
were in use before 1945.
The updated package google-croscore-fonts-1.21.0-3.fc17 is now
pushed to stable. I have done some comparison of Liberation vs
Croscore fonts. See
Currently, I have marked google-croscore-fonts as a optional package
in comps-f18. Considering it has got more orthography support compared
to Liberation font can we install it default? But, I would also say
that we have active development for Liberation font and if a bug comes
for Liberation font we can fix it. I am not sure how a bug can be
fixed for google croscore font. I can't find upstream URL as well as a
way to fix any upcoming bugs and get its fix upstream. We can fix them
in Fedora only.