Suggestion: Use Liberation fonts as default in Firefox 3

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at
Tue Jan 29 09:53:00 UTC 2008

I've not been following the thread closely, but if it helps ending the
thread, lemme chime in.

The subject of this thread makes no sense.

A webpage either asks for generic fonts like specific fonts like Arial,
Times New Roman, and Courier New, for which Liberations fonts are used
if they are installed.  If the page doesn't ask for specific fonts like
that, it probably is as happy with Tahoma as it is with DejaVu Sans.

Nothing to fix here.


On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 10:41 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> BTW if you're that convinced having the same font set on every
> platform is a must for web rendering, I suggest you ask the Mozilla
> Foundation to bless an official FLOSS font set for Firefox, distribute
> it with Firefox itself and set Firefox defaults to use this font set
> exclusively.
> Depending on proprietary fonts other platforms are hard-pressed to
> replicate is contrary to MoFo official "free web" objectives anyway.
> And MoFo has the resources either to coopt existing FLOSS fonts or
> contract a foundry to create a new set. If you can convince it to care
> about the problem in the first place, that is.
> -- 
> Nicolas Mailhot

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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