[Libreoffice] ecofont

810d4rk 810d4rk at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 18:05:37 PST 2011

It would be very good to have a ecofont alternate version for each
font, is that possible to do? For libreoffice 3.5 it is possible to
have at lest one of these fonts?
In their website they have a paid program that has more fonts.

On 06/12/2011, Simos Xenitellis <simos.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Robinson Tryon
> <bishop.robinson at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:55 PM, 810d4rk <810d4rk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi, may I ask if it is possible to include ecofont
>> > (www.ecofont.com/assets/files/ecofont_vera_sans_regular.zip) in
>> > libreoffice?
>> >
>> Hi,
>> Thank you for your suggestion. Do you have further information about
>> the licensing of that font?
>> The only external information about "ecofont" licensing that I could
>> dig up is here at debian:
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=509594
>> I looked at the EcoFont FAQ, but most of their licensing information
>> seems to be for per-site or per-seat arrangements:
>> http://www.ecofont.com/en/help/ecofont/faq/0022.html
>> For LibreOffice to consider the inclusion of a font, it will need to
>> be available under terms compatible with the project's licensing:
>> http://www.libreoffice.org/download/license/
>> The EcoFont toner-saving concept is pretty nifty. If the licensing can
>> be straightened-out, it's definitely worth considering for inclusion.
> Their font is based on Bitstream Vera,
> http://www-old.gnome.org/fonts/
> which has full information + FAQ about licensing.
> You can ask them if they are happy to have Ecofont bundled with LibreOffice.
> If they are not happy, then we have the right to get the font and rename to
> something else (per license).
> My only concern with this is the glyph coverage. The old Bitstream Vera
> font covered partially the basic Latin
> Unicode blocks. Due to this, the DejaVu project took Bitstream Vera and
> added full Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, and many more Unicode blocks (see
> http://www.unicode.org/charts and http://dejavu-fonts.org/wiki/Main_Page ).
> Simos


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