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Old 02-25-2023, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default Font wake-up

I can't keep up. I have enough fonts to last a lifetime, and at this point I don't have any idea where many of them came from.

For a book about free software, I am working on a chapter about sources for free fonts. In the process, I discovered several sources that I didn't know about. On one of those sites I stumbled across a very nice looking font called Linux Libertine -- which was apparently developed as an open source font for Linux, so it's free for anyone to use for any purpose. It even includes small caps.

I looked up the history of the font on Wikipedia, and learned that a more recent "fork" -- offering additional glyphs -- is available called Linux Libertine G. Wouldn't you know it -- I have that font installed. I don't remember installing it and I have no idea where or how I got it. It seems to have come in with LibreOffice.

Linux Libertine and Linux Libertine G are apparently intended to be an open source analog for Times New Roman. Last night I set a sample paragraph in both for comparison -- they are very similar in appearance and in font metrics.

I confess -- I'm a font junkie. I just wish I could learn how to use a font manager, so I could put most of my seldom-used fonts into a box and keep them available but not always showing up in the font list in my word processor.

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