From: Denis Jacquerye (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 01:06:12 CST
On 3/10/06, Peter Constable <email@example.com> wrote:
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > Behalf Of Antoine Leca
> > Any chance to be able to backport those fonts (at least, the ones which
> > already exist in XP) into existing XPspN boxes, perhaps for some small fee,
> > or either protected with GenuineCheck or something similar?
> > Of course those fonts being part of xpSP3/2003sp2 would be optimum, but I
> > guess it's dreaming.
> For certain reasons to do with back-compat, it's unlikely that we would back-port new
> versions of core fonts as part of a general-distro release such as a service pack -- this will
> cause serious issues especially for enterprise customers. There might be a possibility
> that individual users will be able to license the updated fonts through Ascender
> (www.ascenderfonts.com), though I'm not positive about that.
As an alternative, there are a few quality free fonts with good
combining diacritics support. Doulos SIL and Charis SIL are probably
the best. DejaVu fonts, Junicode and Freefonts should probably cover
your needs too. I don't know it they are good enough for high quality
prints but they are good for screen display.
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye
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