[Xorg] Re: [Fontconfig] adding/distributing new fonts

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Fri Aug 6 08:44:09 PDT 2004

On ven, 2004-08-06 at 08:18 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> xorg at freedesktop.org is the mailing list for xorg, and would be a much
> better place to discuss adding fonts to the X.Org distribution, so I've
> cc'ed it.
> I believe the license requirements are that it be some sort of open source
> license, but that the requirements for fonts are a bit looser than source
> code.
> TrueType fonts are the currently preferred format.

And of course the preferred way would be to have a single set of
consistent truetype fonts with full unicode coverage.

If everyone could just contribute glyphs to a single font family (the
Vera fonts Bitstream liberated for gnome seems a good base) instead of
multiplying fonts with partial coverage this would be better for all of


Nicolas Mailhot
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