[Gllug] Fonts in openoffice Writer

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Tue May 29 20:00:45 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 08:52:39PM +0100, Ben Whyte wrote:
> I am a little confused and would appreciate any help that people can 
> give me.  When I open, openoffice writer on my machine I dont have the 
> fonts I would expect to see such as Arial and Times New Roman.

Both of the typefaces you mention are proprietary - owned (or rather,
bought) by Microsoft.

Red Hat have recently released metric-compatible equivalents to these
fonts which you may use freely (under GPL) instead.  See:



Richard Jones
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