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eWeek: New Fonts to Improve GNOME's Looks

Jan 23, 2003, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"The GNOME Foundation and Bitstream Inc., a developer of font technology, on Wednesday will announce here at LinuxWorld that ten serif, sans serif and monospaced fonts will be released under a special open-source license, once they have been adapted to meet the requirements for technical use.

"The move will bring advanced font capabilities to developers and users of free and open source software. The Bitstream Vera fonts will be available for free copying and redistribution and can be modified as long as the font name is changed. The fonts cannot be packaged for sale by themselves, but can be sold with any software...

"'This agreement with Bitstream will enhance the experience and graphics capabilities of corporate, enterprise, educational, governmental and individual GNOME users and will give powerful tools to open-source developers everywhere,' said Miguel de Icaza, the GNOME Foundation's president and chief technology officer of Ximian Inc..."

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