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Hi Mateusz, everyone,

2010/11/19 Mateusz Zasuwik <>


Early this year FlashCounter published a statistic showed popularity OOo in
selected countries. We found out that it had 22% in Poland and Czech
Republic and 21% in Germany.

The study relies on extricating fonts installed on the system and identify
the installed Office suites. For OOo it's OpenSymbol and for MSO it's
Calibri. I think LibreOffice should have own unique font (not RedHat
Liberation Fonts). It can be ugly and useless but should "be" to next
compare in future.

I'm really against a special LibO font. What the open-source community
should be doing is ensuring that a select few open-source fonts are
available in as many places as possible. Just like documents written with
Times/Arial/Courier fonts are readable basically everywhere, documents with
Bitstream Vera or Liberation fonts should be readable everywhere, too.

If a font is ugly and useless, then it really has no place in LibO.

Even if it was good-looking, all a special LibO font would do is cause
documents written with this font to look wrong on any system without LibO

LibO should do whatever's best for the user.

Besides, why would LibO need to have separate statistics from OOo? Even if
Oracle's in charge, OOo is still a brother project to LibO, an ally, not an

Lastly, fonts aren't a very good indicator of which suites are installed:
open-source fonts are usually freely downloadable and installable (which is
good, because if you have a document in that font, you actually get to see
what it's intended to look like). I myself have installed fonts such as the
Droid fonts, the Chrome OS fonts, the Ubuntu font, etc.

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