Ubuntu and Fonts

Fábio Mendes niels_bohr at uol.com.br
Thu Sep 23 19:20:50 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 14:40 -0400, David McLaughlin wrote:
> e annoying things about Debian is the
> limited number of fonts they supply. I realize that there are
> licensing and
> distribution problems, but I notice that Ubuntu comes with a lot more
> fonts
> -- including some "standard" Postscript ones (including Palatino,
> Times, etc)
> in addition to the open source license-free ones (Vera, etc.). 
> How did Ubuntu get a license for these fonts? I think it's excellent
> that
> they did; it really improves the user experience.
> Thanks!

AFAIK those fonts are also avaiable in debian, but they're not installed
by default. "apt-cache search ttf" to see the listing. It's a nice touch
that they're installed by default in Ubuntu though


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