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I was wondering this when I was looking at Unicode fonts for the thread about "old style numbers":

        What is the most popular Unicode fonts,
        and the most favorite ones, used with LO these days.

   /[by the way - Georgia - is another font that gives lowercase glyphs
   for numbers, according to the way it looks while I type this email
   in Thunderbird]/

I know that Arial Unicode [38,900 characters, 50,000 glyphs] is a good one, but it is not free. What I would like to know is what is the best FREE, i.e. freely downloadable and not paid or needing a MS package/OS to have access to it.

Code2000 seems to have over 53,000 characters and over 63,000 glyphs, and that seems to be the one of the largest number of glyphs for a free one out there, so far as I have seen. Actually, WenQuanYi Bitmap Song is the one with the largest number of glyphs - 154,997 glyphs and 41,295 characters according to the wiki page I am using as a reference. It is a big Unicode fonts for Song (serif) Style for Chinese language "printing". Hei - is for Sans type of Chinese.

But is that the best looking and overall Unicode font to be used in LibreOffice?

DejaVu is a nice looking font, but DejaVu Sans has only about 5,400 characters and about 5,700 glyphs.

So I ask you, the users of LO, which is the best looking and best usable FREE Unicode font you have used for LibreOffice?

To be honest, it would be nice to have a few of the best looking and freely distributed fonts added to my NA-DVD, but it would be nice to have a font, or fonts, that would cover the most "ground" for the most used languages by our users. I know only English, but there are a lot of other languages out there. I count 107 languages in the "please select your language" section of the download page[s]. So it would be nice to have a good looking set of fonts, or one like Code2000 and/or WenQuanYi Bitmap Song, to give you the glyphs to deal with all these different languages.

So, do you have any favorite FREE font that is a Unicode font? No, I am not going to explain what a Unicode font is.

Then we get into the Free version of popular fonts.

Times Roman and Times New Roman [both proprietary fonts] have versions that are free and not free - Nimbus Roman [from 1982] , FreeSerif [like Nimbus Roman No9], Liberation Serif [came out with Red Hat in 2007], and others like Times Ten, Times Eighteen, etc., etc., and it goes on and on. You should see the list of fonts that are Helvetica/Arial san-serif 99.9% replacement font names.

But to keep this thread shorter, please list only the Unicode fonts. We can get into a discussion about other fonts offline at some other time.

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