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Why is Liberation font marked as Proprietary ?

asked 2018-11-09 08:20:37 -0500

watchinofoye gravatar image

Hello everyone.

I was checking fonts in Gnome Software and I have figured out Liberation font is marked as Proprietary. I thought this font was supposed to be free. Is it my mistake or is there an error in Gnome Software ?

Thanks for your answers.

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answered 2018-11-10 07:32:56 -0500

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"As of July 18, 2012, Liberation Fonts 2.00.0 and above are a fork of the Chrome OS Fonts released under the SIL Open Font License, and no longer include the Liberation Sans Narrow fonts."

from Wikipedia

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answered 2018-11-09 13:49:59 -0500

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I think you're right. From :

The Liberation Fonts is font collection which aims to provide document layout compatibility as usage of Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New.

The rpm of liberation-fonts states the following: "The Liberation Fonts are intended to be replacements for the three most commonly used fonts on Microsoft systems: Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New."

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