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I think you're spoiling a few things regarding to fonts :) :

2. The Liberation Fonts.

(Yes I know, it's preferable to open another thread as the subject changes
but it is closely tied).

First of all, you have to know that Liberation fonts are just free "copy" of
MS fonts shipped with MS Office created in order to solve license problems.
    Liberation Sans  --> Arial
    Liberation Serif --> Times New Roman
    Liberation Mono  --> Courrier New

Investigate a bit about typography and tell me if the Liberation
typefaces are copies or rip-offs of Microsoft core fonts.

I asked last week on the Dev IRC channel, why we cannot use other fonts than
Liberation when these are bundled with LibO for age (e.g. DejaVu).
Two opposite opinions are emerging from devs.

- The first one, "we have to keep Liberation as default font is order to
keep the same metrics as MS Office. This avoids most of portability problems
and differences in page layouts when using files on both office suites".

I don't agree with this. LibO has to take its own dev way and not simply
continue to develop itself by "copying" MS.

You may not agree, but we're not talking about LibreOffice "taking its
own way", that's simply ridiculous. We're talking about people's
documents. You may hate Microsoft, but LibreOffice needs to maintain

In such a conservative pov, to go any further in the MS metrics, why don't
you take the Calibri free copy from Google: Droid Sans?

Droid Sans isn't a copy of Calibri, *at all*. Droid fonts are a design
by Steve Matteson, as well as the Liberation fonts, commissioned by
Red Hat.

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