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Hi Yussuf, all,

I'd like to help with this. I have already some opinions about it. I think
that there are some of the fonts that are already bundled with LibreOffice
that could be removed.

I would for the approach of "2 serif fonts, 2 sans serif font, 1 or none
mono". Adding more and not using them in templates we provide is just
adding more bricks to the big wall of typefaces.

I really like Open Sans, but you already bundle Source Sans Pro and in more
weights: Open Sans has a light, bold and extrabold versions and they were
omitted. Also, there are at least 2 Impress templates based on Source Sans
Pro. Thus, the 2 sans would be Liberation Sans & Source Sans Pro.

I will explain why not Carlito: I'm against Carlito in its current state:
there are some bugs regarding its transformation from Lato, which result in
weird rendering. *And it's not because of the hinting* but because of the
squeezing of Lato to match Calibri. Please, see these 2 screenshots:
It's the only problem I have found by

Also, Caladea doesn't show this errors but it *lacks of greek and cyrilic
support* (at least the versions bundled with LibreOffice). I emphasize this
because the opposite is stated in the Docs sheet)

Cambria vs. Caladea character table (from FontForge):
Cambria                    Caladea
Non-unicode glyphs
1726/0                     667/0
Non-assigned code points      u0000u11fff       2/0
Basic multilanguage plane:    U0000-uffff       611/60930
Latin suplement 1               u00a0-u00ff       94/96
Extended latin B                 u0180-u024f       9/208
pace modifiers characters:    u02b0-u02ff     8/80                      9/85
Combined diacritic marks:     u0300-u036f     17/112                    none
Greek                                  u0370-u03ff
75/134                    none
Cyrillic                                    u0400-u04ff
104/256                    none
Additional extended latin    u1e00-u1eff        8/256
General punctuation         u2000-u206f      18/107
Super and subscripts          u2070-u209f      28/42
Money symbols                 u20a0-u20cf
1/26                      4/26
Numeric symbols               u2150-u218f        none
Arrows                                        u2190-u21ff
none                   7/112
Geometric                          u25a0-u25ff
8/96                       none
Miscelanic symbols            u2600-u267f
none                       3/127
Private use area                   ue000-uf8ff
none                       1/6400
Latin ligatures                       ufb00-ufb06
5/7                         2/7

So... it's a replacement for latin alphabets only.

Furthermore, I don't see the point of bundling Gentium Basic _and_ Gentium
Book Basic. Besides, *it doesn't count with Greek nor Cyrillic support*...
or at least, the versions bundled with LibO up to 5.3 alpha. Again, the
opposite is stated in the Docs sheet.

Then, between PT Serif and Linux Libertine, the last has a much more wider
character support. So, in my opinion Liberation Serif and Linux Libertine
should be enough for serif typefaces.

These are my 2 ¢

Best Regards,


2016-10-09 9:30 GMT-03:00 Yousuf Philips <>:

Hi All,

So i'm going through the english fonts we currently bundle and want to
evaluate whether some of them can be removed as well as suggest additional
inclusions. All are welcome to join in on the fun. :D

The details from this google sheet will eventually make its way into the
wiki to replace the current worthless list.


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