Re: Fonts are a big concern for Debian, IMHO
On Monday 19 August 2002 09:47, Emanuele Gissi wrote:
> I read today that Microsoft doesn't offer any more its ttf for free.
> So I deinstalled the "mssttcorefonts" package.
It was not necessary to do that. MS simply removed the fonts from their
website, but the license is unchanged. And even if they had changed the
license, it still would not have applied to pre-existing downloads.
> Now I am back to the situation where I was some months ago: ugly fonts.
Reinstall, using the fonts at http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/; no deb
packages are provided, but you can download the cab files (.exe) and tell the
msttcorefonts package where to find them on your hard drive.
However, on a long term basis, the Linux community needs to start looking
into hiring someone to create Free fonts. Raising money for such a cause
would not be difficult; the effort to raise 100,000e for Blender passed the
85,000e mark last week, after only a couple of weeks of campaigning, and this
is for a rendering program. How many more people would be interested in
donating money to produce good looking fonts? Let's raise the money and hire
a professional to produce the fonts.