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Jul 06, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Getting a bit tired of the font selection your distribution ships with? Want a bit more variety for presentations or publications? Tons of fonts are available under open licenses, but only if you know where to look.

"You'll find plenty of "free" fonts online, but not all of them are licensed under free or open source licenses. You have to be a bit careful when choosing free fonts if the licenses matter. Some are free to download but not distribute or modify, others are distributed without any licensing information at all. Those make me a bit nervous, as it's hard to tell whether someone is distributing a font legitimately or not. Other fonts have custom licenses that wouldn't qualify as OSI-compliant but might be good enough for personal or business use.

"The point is, you need to be careful if licensing matters to you. You'll see lots of blogs linking to tons of downloadable fonts but the actual license is often unclear. So let's look for some resources that are clear."

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