Including Wine's Tahoma font as a default system font

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Jul 6 09:19:47 BST 2008

Just saw an idea on Ubuntu Brainstorm:

Long and short - why not include Wine's builtin Tahoma replacement font
as one of the system default fonts?  Users shouldn't have to install
Wine if they want to view a web page or Word document that uses it.
Since all Windows systems have it, it's not unreasonable that someone
would select it.

Assuming we want to do this, how should this happen, technically?  The
font is LGPL (like Wine), and built with fontforge, but what package
should it be merged into?  Or should it be its own new one?

Scott Ritchie

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