Liberations fonts from Red Hat

Marc Wiriadisastra marc at
Thu May 10 01:26:38 UTC 2007

> Hi
> Red Hat has released Liberation fonts under the GPL+ fonts exception
> license. Liberation fonts are metric equivalent to key Microsoft fonts.
> This is a major milestone and significantly enhances the
> interoperability of documents and content under these Microsoft fonts in
> Linux.
> Red Hat has included third party licensed fonts in the
> extras/supplementary channel for this purpose to Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux customers before. Some end users have been building packages with
> the restricted Microsoft core fonts but these have only been only short
> term solutions. What has been provided now closes one of the significant
> usabilit gaps for the Free software world and Fedora out of the box.
> The initial font sets include Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters and
> lacks hinting. The next update is planned to have hinting and support
> for other locales.
> They are available now in the Fedora 7 Preview Live DVD specially
> created for the Red Hat summit. I believe the plan it to make these
> available in the Fedora repository via the regular review process. Enjoy!
> Rahul

Credit to Red Hat as always for helping out the community.



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