Enhancement proposal: Download free fonts

Mike Kaganski mikekaganski at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 1 05:33:46 UTC 2023


A side note first:
Please note that using an explicit text color in your messages is a 
questionable thing. Unless you definitely know how people will read your 
messages. Light grey on white looks funny.

On 01.06.2023 1:02, o lu wrote:
> Would it be a valid enhancement to propose the following:
> LibreOffice should download free/libre fonts if they are not on the 
> users' system.
>   * Download and not install:
>       o   Install seems to be a system task, and is different among
>         platforms
>   * Libre and Free
>       o Avoid licensing issues

Surely it would be the proper use of resources, if TDF hires people to 
(1) continuously monitor unlimited number of font foundries and their 
fonts; (2) checking legal issues with each of those fonts on any system, 
any country with its local legislation, and any use 
(commercial/personal), with possible change at any time by author; and 
(3) be legally responsible for possible mistakes, because it wasn't the 
user's decision, but it was LibreOffice that told user that "it's OK to 
install this font, and it's already downloaded"; including errors 
because of using older LibreOffice versions, that didn't know that 
author of the font changed its license in later versions.

Or do I miss something?

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski

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