Fwd: should we install google croscore font as a default font in fedora 18?

Parag N(पराग़) panemade at gmail.com
Thu May 17 08:55:47 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Caolán McNamara <caolanm at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 11:27 +0530, Parag N(पराग़) wrote:
>>   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.
> The entries that exist in both Liberation fonts and Croscore are
> basically identical glyphs right ?

 Yes as I see both the fonts have glyphs developed by same vendor
Ascender Corporation.

> Times New Roman metrics: Liberation Serif, Arimo
> Courier New metrics: Liberation Mono, Cousine
> Arial metrics: Liberation Sans, Tinos
> Arial Narrow metrics: Liberation Sans Narrow, <no-equivalent ?>
> So there isn't a "Tinos Narrow", right ?

  Yes. The upstream tarball does not provide any Narrow variant.

> Is it, at least theoretically, possible for Red Hat to
> a) relicence the Liberation fonts under OFL and merge in the extra
> glyphs ? Or are we painted into a corner somehow on that by 3rd party
> contributions under LGPLv2 ?
> b) Just create a new font based on the Croscore fonts using the OFL and
> call it Liberation Fonts 2.0
> If we're caught on Liberation Sans Narrow being donated through hdu from
> Sun/Oracle under the GPLv2, split it off as a standalone "Narrow"
> project remaining under the GPLv2 ?

I will check this with Liberation font developer.


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