Including Wine's Tahoma font as a default system font
scott at open-vote.org
Tue Jul 8 22:26:12 BST 2008
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Arne Goetje wrote:
> Scott Ritchie wrote:
>> 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?
> I would suggest to give it its own package and let wine depend on it.
> For example: ttf-tahoma
Looking at current Intrepid, there seem to be quite a few ttf-* fonts
not installed by default, even free ones.
Shouldn't we be installing ttf-liberation by default for exactly the
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