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Metric Equivalent of Microsoft Fonts for Linux

May 16, 2007, 08:15 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Visit any random website and chances are the website expects your machine to have a set of fonts which have become the de-facto standard on the Internet. The fonts being Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New and so on. While it may not be illegal to install these fonts on a Linux machine, they are propritery and are owned by Microsoft. And Microsoft does not licence third parties to redistribute these fonts--a reason why you don't find these commonly used popular fonts installed in Linux by default.

"This is going to change once and for all..."

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