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Re: [SLUG] Star Office & fonts
- To: Andy Eager <eagera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Star Office & fonts
- From: Andrew Bennetts <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 6 19:59:02 2001
- Cc: slug list <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 01:15:33PM +1000, Andy Eager wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know if it is possible to add fonts to star-office ? If so,
> what format and where can I get them (free or otherwise).
> I'm trying to talk my better half into using star office instead of that
> other MS product. She uses a font called 'vandana' which she reckons is
> 'nice' and wants all old documents brought accross to soffice without
> changing the font (and therefore page-layout / spacing)
Do you by any chance mean the standard MS font "Verdana"?
> Can I be really naughty and use MS fonts ?
Nope, but you can be perfectly legal and install MS fonts. You can be
naughty if you like... buts that's your own business ;)
If you run debian, try "apt-get install msttcorefonts".
Otherwise, look at
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fontpack/default.htm, which is
roughly where the debian package downloads them from. There is a link
from that page explaining the licence for them; basically they are free
for personal use, but there are restrictions on redistributing them.
You can get all the common MS fonts from that page (Arial, Verdana,
Trebuchet, Courier New, etc...).