Bug 427791 - Liberation fonts need to be updated to latest font
Summary: Liberation fonts need to be updated to latest font
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: liberation-fonts
Version: 5.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Caius Chance
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 430240 LiberationFonts
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-07 16:22 UTC by Richard Monk
Modified: 2013-04-12 19:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0071
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-02-06 18:59:56 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Latest liberation fonts from Ascender (1.10 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-01-07 16:22 UTC, Richard Monk
no flags Details
liberation-fonts-1.0-1.zip [ Liberation Fonts from EL5 source, 2007-Dec release with hinting ] (1.11 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-02-17 17:33 UTC, Bryan J Smith
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0071 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE liberation-fonts bug fix update 2008-02-06 18:59:53 UTC

Description Richard Monk 2008-01-07 16:22:33 UTC
The final results for the Liberation fonts are attached to this bug.  These are
from Brian Kraimer at Ascender: brian.kraimer

Comment 1 Richard Monk 2008-01-07 16:22:33 UTC
Created attachment 290976 [details]
Latest liberation fonts from Ascender

Comment 2 Caius Chance 2008-01-09 06:36:22 UTC
File seems corrupted?

Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2008-01-10 04:32:15 UTC
Fixed by changing mime-type to application/octet-stream.

Comment 9 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-01-13 09:56:50 UTC
Please also update the Fedora packages (if you need some testing for example)

Comment 10 Caius Chance 2008-01-13 23:31:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> Please also update the Fedora packages (if you need some testing for example)


Comment 13 RHEL Program Management 2008-01-16 00:37:39 UTC
This bugzilla was reviewed by QE as a non-FasTrack request.
It has since been proposed for FasTrack. The qa_ack has 
been reset. QE needs to re-review this bugzilla for FasTrack.

Comment 19 errata-xmlrpc 2008-02-06 18:59:56 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


Comment 20 Cody Boisclair 2008-02-17 05:13:41 UTC
These also need to be posted on http://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/ for the benefit of non-RH users.

Comment 21 Bryan J Smith 2008-02-17 17:33:33 UTC
Created attachment 295106 [details]
liberation-fonts-1.0-1.zip [ Liberation Fonts from EL5 source, 2007-Dec release with hinting ]

Second Cody Bosisclair (cody).  I (GPS) am at a client site having
to exchange with Windows and the December fonts are infinitely better than the
May release.  I'm doing my best to proliferate a normal.dot template with these
three fonts as the defaults.  Updating http://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/ ASAP
would be ideal.

I have attached a Zip file with these fonts as well as the same License.txt as
the original release (given the format differences from the one including in

Comment 22 Bryan J Smith 2008-02-17 17:47:00 UTC
I would also make a further suggestion.  If we are truly trying to proliferate
the usage of these fonts, we should consider including a "normal.dot" template
that ...
 - Uses these fonts by default (with any required style changes)
 - Includes instructions on how to install the normal.dot
 - Is created as a DOC 8.0 (97) format file for maximum version compatibility

If this would be in a separate, additional Zip file, I should probably file a
new Bugzilla request.  Let me know if that is the case and if I should open one.

Comment 23 Cody Boisclair 2008-02-19 19:23:55 UTC
I've created bug 433513 to address the issue of the font files needing to be updated on the Red Hat web 

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